23/01/2015 8:20 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Beti Bachao Abhiyan: Kanpur Girls Write 100-Metre Letter To PM

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PANIPAT, INDIA - JANUARY 22: Ladies in crowd holding brochures at launch of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme on January 22, 2015 in Panipat, India. The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, which means Save the girl child, educate the girl child, aims to address the issue of declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) through a mass campaign across the country targeted at changing societal mindsets and creating awareness about the criticality of the issue. (Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Kanpur: On a day when Narendra Modi launched the 'beti bachao, beti padhao' programme, a group of girls here today wrote a 100-metre long letter addressed to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention on the issue of security and education of the girl child.

The letter will be sent to the Prime Minister through Kanpur MP and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, said Manoj Sanger, the convener of 'Yug Dadhichi Beti Bachao Abhiyan'.

The girls have expressed their views about their safety and education in the letter, Sanger said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (save daughter, educate daughter)' scheme in Panipat district of Haryana, a state with one of the poorest sex ratio in the country.

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