Lately, not only the central Government, but also the State governments across the nation have taken an active step forward towards the betterment of the girl child. In an attempt to achieve the same, the Government of Maharashtra started the new scheme for the Girl child in April 2016.
In light of recent schemes like the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, the Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree receives a warm welcome into a bunch of schemes that aims at the empowerment and growth of girls across the nation.
The scheme was launched by Mr Devendra Fadnavis and is actively working towards the eradication of obstacles that hinder the growth of growing girls.
Key features of the scheme:
- The holistic development of the Girl child: This includes providing financial assistance to female candidates, as finances are one of the major reasons why girls miss out on opportunities in life.
- Increasing the female education percentage: as we are aware, education is life-changing. The Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree scheme understands this very fact and aims to impart quality education to girls at really affordable prices.
- Withdrawal of the money: Female infanticide has been an evil lurking the shadows of our nation for too long. In order to get rid of that, the withdrawal amount entitled to a girl child would only be available once the child has attained the legal age of 18 years.
- Withdrawal of interest: Raising a child is not an easy task these days and hence if the parents of the girl child need monetary assistance for the same, they can withdraw the interest amount compounded over the years. This is only possible once the girl child attains legal age of 6-12 years.
Parting thoughts: This is the era of rising women; women who run more than just a household. And in times like these is when we truly get to witness that “the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world.”