CM’s RAKSHABANDHAN GIFT TO UP GIRLS
As a goodwill gesture on Rakshabandhan, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will play big brother to about 90,000 young women in Uttar Pradesh.
On August 16 and 17, Akhilesh will distribute cheques of Rs 30,000 each to beneficiaries of Kanya Vidya Dhan: Girls who have passed their intermediate examinations with distinction marks in 2015-16. The meritorious girls will be felicitated at an official function in Lucknow.
The fiscal assistance, aimed at promoting higher education among girl students, was started by Mulayam Singh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in 2004. In 2012, after assuming power, Akhilesh restrated the scheme for meritorious students.