Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced slew of offers to promote girl education in the state.
Addressing “Ladli Shiksha Parv”, the Chief Minister said, “Today we are celebrating Laadli Shiksha Parv to make girl child’s education easier. The government will provide Rs. 31,000 crore to the families of our daughters and implement laws so that their education is not affected.”
Chouhan, on this occasion, has awarded scholarship of Rs 2000 each to 65000 girl students who got admission in Class VI.
The scholarship will be provided to girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana – A scheme introduced by Government of Madhya Pradesh. The objective of the scheme and scholarship is to lay a strong foundation of girls’ future by improving their educational and economic status. The scheme is expected to bring positive change in social attitude towards girl child.
Chief Minister Chouhan inaugurated the scheme on April 1, 2007.
“Girls are strengthening the society and country with their efforts and state’s every girl is becoming strong through Ladli Laxmi Yojna,” said Chouhan.
He announced that girls with equal or above 85 per cent score in class 12 board exams will be given free books, a bicycle and a laptop. He also announced that the girls will also be given relaxation in selection criteria for police recruitment.
“We have decided to reduce height criteria of 158 centimetres before next police recruitment so that more and more daughters can apply,” said Chouhan.
Under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana, the government will provide scholarship of Rs. two thousand to girls after admission in standard VI, Rs. 11000 for admission in Class XI, and Rs. 12000 for admission in Class XII.
The government will also give Rs. 1 lakh to those girls who have attained age of 21 years, provided they are not married before the age of 18 years and have appeared in Class XII examination.