August 14, 2015
Kanyashree scheme – Winning accolades worldwide
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee will be present on the celebration of Kanyashree Divas at Nazrul Mancha today. 27 lakh girls have been enrolled under this scheme.
The Kanyashree Scheme, started under the initiative of the West Bengal Chief Minister has aimed on the empowerment of girls, some of whom will be felicitated by the Chief Minister today.
The Kanyashree has received numerous international awards and was invited at the International Girl’s Summit and won acclaims of the DFID and the UNICEF. It also won the first prize for all round development in digital inclusion by Manthan for the South Asia and Asia Pacific region as well as the national e-Governance award for the year 2014-15.
The West Bengal Government has already increased budget allotment for this path-breaking scheme which has proved to be fruitful in decreasing women’s trafficking as well.