Health Care

WB Govt. honoured with UN Public Service Award for Kanyashree Prakalpa

WB Govt. honoured with UN Public Service Award for Kanyashree Prakalpa”

The West Bengal government's Kanyashree Prakalpa on Friday was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific here.

The scheme provides an annual scholarship of Rs 500 to all unmarried girl students aged between 13 and 18 and a one-time grant of Rs 25,000 to all unmarried girl students on turning 18, provided their family income is not more than Rs 1.2 lakh per year.

Out of 552 nominations from 62 countries, the United Nations awarded the United Nations Public Service first place victor award in the category on reaching the poorest and most vulnerable through inclusive services and participation to the West Bengal Government for Kanyashree. "Receiving the first prize from the United Nations for Kanyashree is a huge honour and recognition", she tweeted.

"Increased educational attainment, prevention of child marriage and financial inclusion are the scheme's objectives.Kanyashree works towards creating a supportive environment in which girls are encouraged to express their full potential and are free to become architects of their own lives", the United Nations release said. The award was presented at the World Public Service Forum by UN Assistant Secretary General at a ceremony in Hague in Netherlands.

This is not the first award for the Kanyashree Prakalpa.

Since its launch in 2013, the scheme has had a direct impact on school dropout rates among girls in Bengal.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the Bengali community here to bring software industries.

The scheme has already enrolled more than four million adolescent girls with the state government transferring a sanctioned some of money directly to the beneficiaries' bank account.

Like this


24 June 2017
Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill
A number of states, including SC , declined to expand Medicaid to provide Obamacare to a larger clientele. Avik Roy is a physician and founder of the conservative Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.

24 June 2017
I'd love to see Ronaldo go to Man United
Now, the admission of the two counts of fraud in 2012 and 2013 will see him pay an additional fine of nearly 780,000 euros. Di Maria admitted to two counts of fraud, which hold six-month sentences each, but will not face any jail time.

24 June 2017
What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan
The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below.

24 June 2017
Fan incurs wrath of mother after choosing ball over baby
Have you been watching the NY Mets lately? But this Mets fan did just that during Thursday's game against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

24 June 2017
Car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20
Wasim Beg, a spokesman at a government hospital, said the death toll from the bombing had risen to 11 throughout the morning. An official from Baluchistan's bomb disposal unit said the vehicle had contained up to 95 kg (209 pounds) of explosives.

24 June 2017
Nitish sticks to stand on Kovind, attacks Cong for fielding
The controversy surrounding - 6 Krishna Menon Marg bungalow in New Delhi - is one of the most talked off in the gossip circuits. JD (U)'s ally in Bihar, RJD has, however, backed the idea of fielding an Opposition candidate.

24 June 2017
Accuser Back On The Stand At Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial
Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me, that he would try to hurt me or my family in some way", she testified. She panicked when she tried to move her legs, realizing she couldn't get up. "I was in no state of mind".

24 June 2017
Water Intelligence PLC (WATR) Earns Corporate Rating from FinnCap
The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 405.44 ($5.17). D E Shaw & Inc invested in 97,920 shares or 0% of the stock. 21,236 are held by Deutsche National Bank Ag.

24 June 2017
Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill
The bill would replace its individual insurance coverage with new subsidies and requirements and cut federal funding for Medicaid. The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance.

24 June 2017
Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill
The 142-page bill which seeks to reverse the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has been pushed forward for Senate voting next week. It also is going to need to pass the muster of more moderate senators like Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski.