President of India Launches Mobile App ‘Selfie with Daughter’

Pranab Mukherjee at the launch of the Mobile App ‘Selfie with Daughters’, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 09, 2017
Pranab Mukherjee at the launch of the Mobile App ‘Selfie with Daughters’, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on June 09, 2017

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, launched today a mobile application ‘Selfie with Daughter’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated Sunil Jaglan on the launch of the mobile app ‘Selfie-with-Daughter’. He said that Jaglan’s efforts in initiating this campaign in Haryana are praiseworthy.

According to a government statement, ‘Selfie-with-Daughter’ has become a world-wide movement against female foeticide and sex selection.

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Mukherjee hoped that this would eventually help in dealing with the problems arising out of gender imbalance. He stated that the app is an innovative concept and an act of gentle persuasion.

He urged people to take photographs with their daughters and upload on the app to make the campaign a success.

The ‘Selfie with Daughter’ campaign was started by Sunil Jaglan in June 2015 in village Bibipur, Jind, Haryana.

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A former Sarpanch (village head), Jaglan has been working in the field of women empowerment and village development. The aim of the campaign is to motivate society to feel proud to be parents of a girl child which will result in improving the child sex ratio.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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