August 14, 2018
10 things about Kanyashree Prakalpa
The scheme, Kanyashree Prakalpa, inspired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was launched on October 1, 2013. The scheme aims to curb child marriage, among several other goals.
Here are 10 things about the internationally-recognised scheme:
1. Kanyashree has brought nearly 50 lakh adolescent as well as college and university-going girls under its fold, covering over 16,600 institutions in every corner of the State.
2. Over 5,000 girls have been trained in self defence techniques so far.
3. Kanyashree Dishari – a special educational and awareness exposure visit of Kanyashree girls in North 24 Parganas district – has been launched.
4. Many Kanyashree girls are being given vocational and other skill development training.
5. Thirty Kanyashree girls trained under Swabalamban, organised by BRAINWARE, for becoming unarmed security guards, of which 16 have been successfully placed in different organisations.
6. In convergence with Kanyashree Prakalpa, in FY 2015-16, the Sabala scheme was able to provide Supplementary Nutrition Programme to about 98,820 Kanyashree girls during the last 2 years.
7. About 1,600 out-of-school girls were readmitted to formal/informal education system and 50 per cent of them were linked with Kanyashree Prakalpa benefits.
8. Kanyashree Prakalpa received the National e-Governance Award 2014-2015, awarded by the Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Department, Government of India.
9. Kanyashree Prakalpa received the United Nations WSIS Prize 2016 in the ‘Champion in e-Governance’ category and was the finalist at the GEMTech Awards 2016, hosted by UN WOMEN & ITU.
10. The scheme also received the 2015 Skoch Order of Merit Award for Smart Governance as well as the CSI-Nihilent Award for e-governance for 2014-15.