By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun 2 Nov: Former President of Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee, Ganesh Godiyal has brought to the notice of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami the issue of girl students who have been deprived of the benefits of the Nanda Gaura Devi Kanya Dhan Yojana. He urged the Chief Minister to launch a special campaign in the hill districts of Uttarakhand to ensure their inclusion in the scheme.
According to Godiyal, he has appealed to the CM to provide benefits of the scheme to girl students who had been deprived of its benefits till now.
In a letter to Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Ganesh Godiyal has drawn attention to the Nanda Gaura Devi Kanya Dhan Yojna being run since 2018 by the Uttarakhand State Government to benefit Intermediate (Senior Secondary level) pass girl students. Godiyal apprised the CM through his letter that, during his field tour, he had been personally informed by many people that after 2018 till now many girl students had not got the benefit of this scheme. There are many girl students who have passed the intermediate examination in Uttarakhand but have been left out. This does not appear to be fair, he asserted.
Godiyal said that, on the one hand, slogans like “Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao” are being promoted by the government for the welfare of daughters while, on the other hand, due to departmental neglect and lack of will on part of the government towards women empowerment and child development, double standards are being adopted with the daughters.
He said that, in the interest of girls studying in hill areas, it is very necessary that a special campaign be launched to benefit eligible girl students under the Nanda Gaura Devi Kanya Dhan Yojana so that no one eligible is deprived of its benefits.
He has asked Chief Minister Dhami to take personal interest in this matter and issue necessary directions to the Women Empowerment and Child Development Department to benefit all the eligible girl students under the scheme.