What is the News?
Gujarat is the first state in the country to launch Balika Panchayat.
What is Balika Panchayat?
It is a unique initiative of the Gujarat Government under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign.
Aim: 1) To promote the social and political development of the girls, 2) To ensure their active participation of girls in politics and 3) To remove the evil practices from the society such as child marriage, and the dowry system.
Who runs Balika Panchayat?
“Balika Panchayat” is managed by girls in the 11-21 age group. Members of the Balika Panchayat are elected after an intense campaigning process.
Girls who aspire to become members of the Balika Panchayat even carry out rallies and door-to-door campaigns.
Source: The post is based on the article “Gujarat becomes first State in the country to launch Balika Panchayat” published in AIR on 17th June 2022.