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The UPA has chosen to ride on the memories of India’s first woman prime minister in declaring January 24 as the girl child day. Indira Gandhi had first taken over as PM on January 24, 1966. The ministry will use the opportunity to launch a media campaign focusing on problems of foeticide, domestic violence and malnutrition. Girl child day will be formally announced by  minister Renuka Choudhary on January 19. Along with the declaration, the ministry will also launch a campaign to create awareness about female foeticide, domestic violence and malnutrition in women and children. Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Jan_24_to_be_declared_girl_child_day/articleshow/3943692.cms

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