Greetings from NCCI- Women Concerns & All India Sunday School Association (AISSA)!
We are happy to inform you that the 12th International Day of the Girl Child will be observed on 11
October 2023 all over the world and in India the Member Churches/ Institutions/ Parishes of the
National Council of Churches in India join this observation.
This is a global observance aimed at promoting the rights of girls and addressing the unique challenges
they face. This day serves as a platform to advocate for gender equity, access to education, healthcare,
and protection against discrimination and violence. To make a significant impact on this day we would
like to encourage all the NCCI members and ecumenical partners to organize new initiatives that will
empower and uplift girls in our church and society.
1. National Level Reels Competition
In celebration of the 12th International Day of the Girl Child, the All India Sunday School Association
(AISSA), in collaboration with the National Council of Churches India (NCCI), has decided to
organize a Reel-making competition for children between the ages of 13 and 17. To encourage
participation, the winners will receive prizes totaling approximately Rs 1,00,000/-.
The motivation behind this initiative stems from the harsh realities of girl child abuse, such as female
infanticide, sexual abuse, physical abuse, denial of education, and neglect of girl children. These issues
result in numerous forms of exploitation, both conscious and unconscious. The introduction of these
activities among the children of member churches and related agencies aims to counter these harmful
practices and promote gender equity and justice. For details visit our websites www.ncci1914.com or
2. National Webinar on International Girl Child Day
A webinar based on the theme “Ensure Inclusive, Equitable and Safe Place for Girl Child” on October
11, 2023 the zoom link and details of the webinar is available in the website
3. Intercessory prayer for International Girl Child Day.
An intercessory prayer prepared by NCCI-AISSA for using in the liturgical worship on following
Sunday of International Girl Child Day will be sent to you soon. It can be downloaded from our
We kindly request you to join this international campaign and ensure maximum participation in the
aforementioned initiatives. We also look forward to receiving your reports and photos documenting
the observance of International Girl Child Day in your respective churches, institutions, or
organizations on October 11, 2023.
Thanking you in anticipation,
With warm regards,