Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN
The State government will never fail to take stringent action against those who mistreat young girls and women in any way. Also, the increase in sex ratio at birth and increase in enrollment of girl students in schools indicate the successful implementation of the schemes of the State government. The chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said this on the occasion of National Girl Child Day on Tuesday in a seminar on participation of women in sports organised at the new multi-purpose hall at Parade Ground by Uttarakhand State Commission for Women. He said that the National Girl Child Day is an important occasion to reiterate everyone’s commitment towards women empowerment and further strengthen the ongoing efforts to empower the girl child of the State in every walk of life. He said that Uttarakhand has a history of brave women like Tilu Rauteli, Gaura Devi and Bachendri Pal who have always made each citizen proud of their achievements. Our daughters have also been participating and leaving a mark in various fields like sports, education, military and scientific research, said the CM. He also said that various schemes launched by the Central and State governments are also assisting young girls in being more self-reliant and empowered. “The State government has recently made a provision to give 30 per cent reservation to women in government jobs. The government also transferred Rs 323 crore to the bank accounts of 80,000 girls under Nanda Gaura Yojana. The sex ratio of the State has also increased in the State. We have also witnessed a rise in the admission of girl students in schools. All these factors indicate that government schemes are being run successfully in the State,” said Dhami. He added that the government has also launched schemes like Khushiyon Ki Sawari Yojana, Nanda Gaura scheme, Mukhyamantri Aanchal Amrit scheme and Mukhyamantri Mahila Poshan Yojana to provide all basic health and education facilities along with skill development training to a girl child since her birth. The Women Empowerment and Child Development minister Rekha Arya also said in the event that the government has tried providing all possible facilities in the new sports policy to encourage participation of young girls in sports. She said that the government has given scholarships of Rs 1,500 each to 3,900 children under the Mukhyamantri Udiyaman Khiladi Unnayan Yojana and 50 per cent of the beneficiaries are sportswomen, added Arya. The CM along with Arya and women commission’s head Kusum Kandwal also felicitated various sportswomen for their commendable performance in their respective sports.