Under the Central Government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Abhiyan, the Beti Padhao Society in Chandigarh launched a scheme for 51 underprivileged girls to help them pursue higher education in Chandigarh on Monday.
The scheme was launched in the city on the eve of the second International Yoga Day.
The Beti Padhao Society will adopt 51 girl students who, for one reason or the other, have dropped out of higher studies.
The girls will be provided with financial help as well as other administrative help with the admission procedure in order to facilitate their admissions to higher education institutes in the city.
Launching the scheme, Assistant media advisor Vineet Joshi, who presided over as the chief guest, said, “Girls are our future mothers. A well-educated mother will always nurture a good and educated family. Educating girls is more important as they are the ones who imbibe virtues in their family. A literate and financially strong woman is always an asset to our nation.”
Chairman of the Beti Padhao Society, Professor SC Gupta stressed on the need for educating girls and added, “It is our responsibility to help all the children, especially girls, and push them to be literate and completely self-sufficient in life. Our society will always be there to cater to the needs of the needy and eager-to-study girls so that they become independent to deal with whatever circumstances they face in the future.”
In December last year, on the occasion of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpaee’s birthday, the Beti Padao Society had sponsored 65 underprivileged girls of Chandigarh under the Atal Pension Yojna.