Uttarakhand Govt to launch special scheme for girls education

Education of girls has been one of the most focused sectors in education in India. In Haryana, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Andolan has gained much popularity which was promoted to educate girl child in the state. Now in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat is all set to launch a special scheme to promote education for girls belonging to backward classes and the minority community in the state.

On 6th March, the 3rd Educational Award function was organized by All India ONGC minority employees general welfare association at Dehradun. While addressing the event, he said the government would try his best to raise funds for the Maulana Azad foundation, a foundation which was established on the occasion of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth centenary celebration. The foundation is a voluntary, non-political, non-profit making social service organization. It mainly works to promote education amongst educationally backward sections of the society.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat during the awards function

During the event, he said various plans are pending to give quality education in the state, soon the government will take measures to rectify this. He also assured that more schemes would in future for the benefit of minority girls.

Focusing on minority education, he said skill development education should be imbibed in students of the state. He also focused on extra co-curricular activities and sports and realized the importance for overall development.

He also awarded meritorious students for their achievements and said every citizen of this nation has the duty to work towards nation’s upliftment.

This is not the first attempt of state government to promote girls education. Last year in October 2015, Harish Rawat distributed computer tablets among high school and intermediate board top scorers at the district and block level girl students.

In the developed countries male and female citizens walk side by side in every field. But in modern society of India, the gap between different class and gender is still noticeable. So, it is important to make confluence among all the class and gender and the state government is trying to do the same.

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