On the occasion of Dhanteras today, Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana was launched in Uttar Pradesh by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The programme aims at empowering the girl child for which an amount of 15 thousand rupees will be provided to every family in which a girl child takes birth.
AIR correspondent reports that in the presence of the governor of state Anandiben Patel and Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, the Chief Minister launched the ambitious scheme by transferring amount to the account of beneficiaries. Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister said that this flagship scheme of state government will help in achieving the goals set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which are aimed to empower women of the country.
Under the scheme, the state government will direct transfer funds in the account of the registered girls in a phased manner when a girl child will complete various achievements, like vaccination, admission in class 1, 5 and 9, graduation. On this occasion, Mr. Yogi also launched the Kanya Sumangala web portal and gave away certificates and symbolic cheques to some beneficiaries.
Source : All India Radio – News Service Division