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PM Modi wants ''Girl Rising'' campaign to focus on female foeticide

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked representatives of ‘Girl Rising', a global campaign to educate and empower girls, to focus on the issue of female foeticide in India.Representatives of “Girl Rising” including its
PTI June 16, 2015 20:14 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked representatives of ‘Girl Rising', a global campaign to educate and empower girls, to focus on the issue of female foeticide in India.

Representatives of “Girl Rising” including its India Ambassador and actress Freida Pinto and vice president of its global programmes Samantha Wright met the Prime Minister here.  “The Prime Minister said the “Girl Rising” campaign in India should focus especially on the problem of female foeticide,” an official statement said.

The Girl Rising campaign is anchored by a feature film that is being remade into several Indian languages. The representatives also appreciated the Prime Minister's “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” initiative.  

In February this year, Pinto and Priyanka Chopra had launched a new campaign ‘Girl Rising India' campaign aimed at changing the lives of girls across the country.

Through powerful storytelling and visible advocacy, Girl Rising's India campaign is designed to spark grassroots, community-led change for girls.