India celebrates the National Safe Motherhood Day every year on 11 April. The day is marked to raise awareness about the need for adequate facilities and care that women require in the due course of their pregnancy.
The day came into existence in 2003, after the union government agreed to designate 11 April as the National Safe Motherhood Day on the request of the White Ribbon Alliance.
WCA is a coalition of 1,800 organisations and was founded in 1999. The NGO aims to raise awareness and highlight the disparities in the health care facilities for pregnant women.