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AKHNOOR: As a part of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to strengthen commitment towards fulfilment of targets under such Goals, Tehsil Administration Pargwal organised a ‘Water Hero Contest’ in collaboration with School Education Department on Theme- “Valuing Water” for school students. The event was organised in connection with SDG No. 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation” following an initiative by UN Sustainable Development Goals Forum (SDGF) Jammu.Palvi Devi, a student of 6th Class at a local institution, was adjuged as best entry of a ‘selfie contest’ organized by Tehsil Administration Pargwal wherein open entries were invited from students of area with an idea to click a selfie under tagline ”SDG No.6: Clean Water and Sanitation”.On ‘World Water Day’ today, the winner was felicitated by the Tehsildar Pargwal in presence of Principal GHSS Pargwal Neetu Gandotra, Staff members and students.Tehsildar Pargwal Imtiaz Ahmed, said that similar awareness on girl child and their education will now be a regular feature in future also. “As part of UN Sustainable Development Goals such initiatives will further strengthen our commitment towards fulfilment of targets under Goals of Quality Education and Gender Equality under SDG by 2030,” he said. Different activities are being taken-up for implementation of 17 SDGs, which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership, he added. Ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth for all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests, Tehsildar stated. Pertinent to mention that Tehsil Administration Pargwal has already taken similar initiatives to implement these Sustainable Goals in sustainable manner in correlations with various Social Welfare Schemes meant for Girl Child Education and Health like cent percent saturation programs like Child immunization program, Ladli Beti Scheme, enrollment of girls in nearby educational institutions, Coverage under Ayushman Bharat, Provision of Special Marriage Assistance Scheme to needy people, Proper Counselling and Guidance to Girls ensuring that benefits of these schemes percolate to intended group in this context a special weekly program is launched at Panchayat level in form of holding a Gram Choupal on every Thursday in Tehsil.
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