Every Haryanvi must pledge to protect girl child: Modi

Gurugram, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concern over several incidents of foeticide in Haryana but said the efforts of the present state government have been able to bring down the graph.

Speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the State of Haryana in Gurugram, the Prime Minister said that every citizen of Haryana must pledge to protect the girl child.

Modi also lauded the efforts of the Manohar Lal Khattar government for achieving the goal of Open Defecation Free districts.

“In such a distinguished state, female foeticide cannot exist. Haryana has undertaken an effort to ensure female foeticide doesn’t happen,” said Modi.

“The daughters of Haryana have made India very proud on multiple occasions. Let every citizen of Haryana pledge to protect the girl child,” he added.