A girl from Orissa named Rashmita took over the Facebook page of the Denmark Embassy for a day as part of the mission’s noble initiative on the occassion of International Day of Girl Child. Rashmita has been campaigning hard for the rights of the girls in her region in the Eastern state of Orissa.
“Today is a very important day the “International Day of Girl Child” .On the occassion our facebook will be taken over by Rashmita from Orissa. She is a brave girl who has been fighting and still fighting for changing the lives of the girls. She has been working hard to avoid child marriages and child labour. She is a role model and I sent her a heartfelt greeting,” said Ambassador, Freddy Svane.
“Thank you very much Rashmita, you will change India, you are the star of Orissa. You are a star of your community. WHat you have achieved for your community is outstanding. Education is the answer to all the challenges. We know that there have been lots of traditional practises that you have tried to overcome,” he added.
He encouraged Rashmita saying “Continue your good work. I am extremely happy being part of your new network as an ambassador of Denmark. I hope to come to your village oneday to see how you are changing the lives of the girls in your region.”
“We celebrate the International Day of Girl Child very happily in our area. My aim is to stop girl child marriage and child labour. There should be no child marriage or labour in the country which is illegal. The girls should get equal rights as boys to get higher education and get self employment,” said Rashmita.
The International Day of Girl Child was celebrated on October 12 to raise awareness on the complete well being of the girl child.