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PM’s Beti Bachao, Selfie Banao campaign, a massive hit


  • Sunday morning, Sunil Jaglan,  Panchayat head of Bibipur village in Haryana posted a status update on his Facebook account, that he is going to listen to honourable Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat on the radio.
  • Then Jaglan heard the Prime Minister call out his name for special applause, when he sat at the Sunday chaupal, with about 10 other villagers.
  • PM said that, Jaglan started the Selfie With Daughter initiative, which created a storm that all fathers felt like clicking selfies with their daughters and posting it on social media.
  • The PM then asked more people to post selfies, to boost the pride in the girl child.
  • Jaglan announced Beti Bachao, Selfie Banao campaign, on June 19 his birthday, by posting a selfie with his own daughter Nandini.

Other Programmes:

  • Jaglan has launched 100 programmes on women’s empowerment since he became a sarpanch in 2010.
  • Jaglan set up a Unmarried Men’s Collective to highlight Haryana’s abysmal sex ratio of 841 females to 1000 males at birth.
  • In 2012, he held the first women’s khap panchayat, which decided to charge with murder those found killing female feotuses.

Source: The Economic Times

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