Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday while addressing a press conference said that the government’s schemes have strengthened the objective of women’s empowerment which is one of the key messages of the ongoing Navaratri.
“Navaratri is a festival which sends across the message of women’s empowerment. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, women’s empowerment is a prime objective. The plans like Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan have bolstered women and girl children’s dignity,” Adityanath said.
“On the occasion of Navaratri, we take the pledge to empower women. Under the Kanya Sumangala Yojana, an amount of Rs 15,000 will be deposited at the time of a girl child’s birth. Under community marriage scheme, our government has increased the support amount to poor girls for marriage from Rs 35,000 to Rs 50,000,” he added.
” 1 crore 80 lakh students have been enrolled in schools in the state under the ‘School Chalo Abhiyan.’ With the support of the public, 91,000 schools out of around one and a half lakh have been refurbished in UP,” he said.