One of the ambitious schemes of MP government, the Ladli Laxmi Yojana 2.0 sees its grand beginning with Rs 1.85 Cr allocation for the daughters of the state.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken special initiative for the education of girls as well as self-reliance in life. The Chief Minister has started Ladli Laxmi Yojana 2.0. On Wednesday, an amount of Rs. 1 crore 85 lakh was allotted to 1477 Ladli Laxmi daughters for higher education under the scheme at Ravindra Bhawan, Bhopal. During this, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that along with cooperation in education, the daughters of the state would be enabled for development and social leadership in various fields.
He said that today is a historic day. Can’t imagine happiness. Rome-Rome is pulsating. Today those daughters are starting college studies, which were fed in their lap. Those little daughters were given certificates with their own hands. Today those same daughters have got the good fortune of giving assistance for higher education. Chief Minister Chouhan while saluting all the daughters said that this day will be remembered in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that many steps have been taken to ensure that girls get educational and economic empowerment in the state. Daughters and sisters have got an opportunity to move forward with the provision of reservation of 50 percent in the recruitment of teachers, 30 percent in the police recruitment and in local bodies including panchayats. Madhya Pradesh government will continue this effort continuously.
Call for a meaningful life
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called upon the Ladli Laxmis to live life not only for themselves but also for the country and society. Therein lies the meaning of life. Ladli Laxmias should work for women awareness and drug de-addiction campaign in villages. Apart from this, daughters have to do big things going forward.
CM Shivraj told the background of starting the scheme
Sharing the info about the background of the launch of Ladli Laxmi Yojana, Chief Minister Chouhan said that when he came in public life, he used to go to various programs organized at the village level. There was a feeling of contempt towards daughters in the society. In Indian society, neglect of daughters is seen in many areas. Daughters were considered a curse. In the villages it was believed that only sons have the right to education and not daughters. Daughters are only there to take responsibility of household chores.
Chief Minister Chouhan also said that women themselves considered the atrocities by husbands to be justified often in mutual disputes between husband and wife. Seeing this, the soul was in pain. The son was also considered a total lamp and a stick of old age. But in many cases the indifference of the sons and the affinity of the daughters for the parents was visible. Chief Minister Chouhan said that due to social tendency, the number of daughters had also come down.
On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary, Women and Child Development Shri Ashok Shah said that Chief Minister Chouhan has started a social revolution in Madhya Pradesh through Ladli Laxmi Yojana. After passing class 12th, the financial assistance of 25 thousand rupees to the daughter will be helpful in choosing a career by educating her on going to college.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the program by performing Kanya Pujan and lighting a lamp. The Chief Minister also touched the feet of Ladli Laxmi daughters and also congratulated them. Daughters of M.P. National anthem along with the Ladli Laxmi anthem was also presented. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan blessed the Ladli Laxmis who participated in the collective anthem. Congratulations to him for singing well.