‘Law for continuous education of girls soon’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Oct 2017 10:55:30


Staff Reporter,

CM Chouhan announces in Ladli Shiksha Parv

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a law would be enacted to make arrangement for continuous education of girls in the State. Daughters are blessings and gifts from the god. Chouhan was speaking at the scholarship distribution programme of Ladli Shiksha Parv at CM House on Thursday. Minister for Women and Child Development Archana Chitnis was present in the programme. Scholarships were distributed to 65,000 Ladli Laxmis in the entire State.

CM Chouhan mentioned that arrangements will be made for regular health check-up of girls. Sky is not the limit for them if they desire so. Girls should develop talents to become famous in the entire world. There are 26.30 lakh Ladli Laxmis in the State today. After attaining age of 21 years, their families will get Rs 31,000 crore. Scholarship arrangement has been made for the girls under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Laptops are being given to the girls on their securing 85 per cent marks in 12th examination. Similarly, smartphones are provided to them on getting admissions in colleges. Moreover, college fee will be borne by the government after getting admissions in colleges under the Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana, provided they secure 75 per cent and above marks in 12th examination.

Chouhan asserted that girls possess unlimited talents, if they want, they can achieve heights. Girls must always give respect to their parents and teachers. They are strength of Madhya Pradesh. Thirty three percent reservations in police department’s recruitment and 50 percent reservation in teachers’ recruitment have been made for the girls. Similarly, 50 per cent reservation has been made in local bodies for the girls. Chouhan further mentioned that exemption in height will be given to the girls in the recruitment of police department. Arrangements will be made for regular health check-up of the girls. Free text books, uniforms and cycle schemes are being implemented for the girls. Gaon ki Beti and Pratibha Kiran Yojana are being implemented for the talented girls. CM Chouhan devoutly remembered late Vijaya Raje Scindia on the occasion.

Minister for Women and Child Development Chitnis said that over 65,000 Ladli Laxmis have taken admissions in class 6th today. Scholarship of Rs 2,000 is being distributed to each girl today. Scholarship of Rs. 4000 in class 9th and scholarship of Rs. 6000 will be given to them on getting admission in class 11th. Ladli Laxmi Yojana has completed 11 years successfully. Those states and the country make progress which give respect to the girls. Development has taken place in Madhya Pradesh keeping welfare of the girls at centre stage. The girls have capacity to bring laurel to the state, provided they are given opportunities. Today, birth of a girl child is celebrated in the state.

Chief Minister Chouhan distributed certificates of scholarship as a symbol to the girls who have taken admissions in class 6th. Welcome speech was given by Principal Secretary Women and Child Development J.N. Kansotia. Chairman State Child Protection Commission Raghvendra Sharma, Chairman Zila Panchayat Manmohan Nagar, Wife of Chief Minister Sadhna Singh and girl beneficiaries besides their parents in large number were present in the programme. A vote of thanks was proposed by the Commissioner Women Empowerment Jaishree Kiyawat.