'Govt committed to child welfare'

Speaking at the Children’s Day celebration in the City at Bal Bhavan, he said the government initiated Bhagyalakshmi Scheme aimed at the welfare of the girl children. It is a model scheme that needs to be emulated by other states in the country. The State government is also providing free textbooks, uniforms and bicycles to students considering their overall development. Despite, several schemes directed at improving women’s education, it is saddening that only 14 per cent of women enroll for higher education in the State, he added.

Through collective efforts impetus can be given to higher education among women. The country’s future lies in the hands of the educated and empowered youth, observed Yeddyurappa.

On the occasion of the Children’s Day Governor H R Bhardwaj released a stamp.

Also, speaking on the occasion Minister for Women and Child Welfare C C Patil explained the various programmes initiated by the department for the children’s welfare. Jawaharlal Nehru was a great visionary and provided leadership to the country’s freedom movement. During his reign as the first prime minister, India underwent development in all fields leading to economic development. Nehru’s ideology is still pertinent, observed the Governor.

“India is a vibrant democracy. Our country should strive towards securing a dominant role in
the international arena. India seems to be moving in the right direction. India can achieve greater heights when every citizen contributes towards the overall development of the nation,” he said.

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