January 24, 2019
10 things about Kanyashree Prakalpa
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 55 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 beneficiaries trained under Swabalamban, organised by the company, Brainware, for becoming unarmed security guards, of which 16 have been successfully placed in different organisations.
6. In convergence with Kanyashree Prakalpa, the Sabala scheme provided nutrition under the Supplementary Nutrition Programme to about 98,820 Kanyashree girls during the two years till 2016-17.
7. About 1,600 out-of-school girls have been readmitted to formal/informal education system and 50 per cent of them linked with Kanyashree Prakalpa benefits.
8. For Kanyashree Prakalpa, the Bangla Government received the United Nations Public Service Award in 2017.
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. Kanyashree Prakalpa received the National e-Governance Award financial year (FY) 2014-2015, awarded by the Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Department, Government of India.
11. The scheme received the 2015 Skoch Order of Merit Award for Smart Governance as well as the CSI-Nihilent Award for e-governance for FY 2014-15.