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Women of U’khand are its pride: Dhami

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CM honours meritorious girls on National Girl Child Day
By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 24 Jan: On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami honoured meritorious girls under the ‘Meritorious Girls Education Promotion’ scheme at a programme held at the Chief Minister’s residence. At the district level, the girls who secured first three positions in intermediate and high school from each district and the girls who secured first position at the development block level were rewarded with certificates and smart phones. In all, 318 topper girls of the year 2022 and 2023 were awarded. On this occasion, CM Dhami also launched the ‘Parivartan Portal’ of the Women Empowerment and Child Development Department and also presented a replica of Chandrayaan to the girls of Balika Niketan, Dehradun.
Speaking on the occasion, Dhami wished all the girls of the state a bright future ahead of them.  He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, many efforts are being made by the Central and State Governments towards women empowerment. The government is fully committed to the safety of all its women and girls in the state. He also asserted that those who commit injustice to the women and girls have no place in Uttarakhand and in the society. He said that as the chief servant of the state, insulting any girl or woman of the state is a matter of personal insult to him. The government will never hesitate in taking the strictest action against those who do so. He said that the state’s girls are its pride and honour.  He also mentioned some names like Teelu Rauteli, Tinchari Mai, Gaura Dev, Chandraprabha Aitwal, Gangotri Garbyal and Bachendri Pal and added that they have overcome every challenge small and proved their worth in bravery and  by breaking the evil practices. They have shown the society the way to live life with respect. The CM added that the present generation of girls from the state have also made a mark for themselves in every field and have brought glory to the state.
The Chief Minister said that various schemes launched by the Central and State Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are helping in making women self-reliant and empowered. The state government has recently decided to give 30 percent horizontal reservation to women in government jobs. The time is changing and the girls even from the remote and border villages are also realising their dreams. Today, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following the basic mantra of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, the state government has also started various schemes from the birth of daughters towards ensurin their education, health and skill development. These schemes, he said include Mahalakshmi Kit Scheme, Khushiyon Ki Sawaari. Schemes like Nanda Gaura Yojana, Mukhyamantri Aanchal Amrit Yojana and the Mukhyamantri Mahila Poshan Yojana
Women Empowerment and Child Development Minister Rekha Arya, while congratulating all the girls who received the awards, said that today people’s attitude towards girls is changing. Today girls are no less than boys in any field. She said that continuous efforts are being made by the Central and State Governments to make daughters self-reliant and self-reliant.
On this occasion, Secretary Women Empowerment and Child Development Hari Chandra Semwal, Director Women Empowerment and Child Development Prashant Arya, Chief Probation Officer Mohit Chaudhary and parents of meritorious girls were present.