CM Mr. Chouhan in ‘Woman summit and award’ of India Today group in Indore
Bhopal, September 9, 2016 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state government is committed to empowerment of girls and women. He is making constant efforts for this task. The state government has launched many schemes for protecting the respect of women and girls. Now, people don’t felt unhappy on girl’s birth, rather they celebrate it. Girls are not burden for families after introduction of Ladli Laxmi and Chief Minister Girl Marriage scheme. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan was addressing woman summit and award programme of India Today group at Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore. Group’s editorial director Mr. Raj Chengappa, editor Mr. Anshuman Tiwari, principal secretary public relations Mr. SK Mishra, principal secretary technical education Mrs Kalpana Shrivastava, divisional commissioner Mr. Sanjay Dubey and media persons were present in the programme. Mr. Sayeed Ansari of Aaj Tak conducted the programme. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan awarded six women for remarkable achievement in their field. They included, Seeta Sahu, winner of two bronze medal in Paralympics, Mrs. Komkali for remarkable contribution in arts, Archana Sahay for social sector, Archana Bhatnagar for trade, Chhavi Bhardwaj for young administrative officer and Swati Godbole mayor of Jabalpur for politics. Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan said that the India Today Group did appreciating effort for creating awareness for honour of women. He said, Rs 7900 crore deposited in over 23 lakh girls accounts under Ladli Laxmi Yojana.
This year, Rs 2000 each will be deposited in bank account of the girl, as a scholarship, who are studying in VI standard. The Chief Minister said the state government provide Rs 25000 for marriage of a girl under Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojana. Society’s people also give them gifts in mass marriage ceremonies. He said the government provided 33 percent reservation in government jobs and 50 percent reservation in local bodies elections to women to make them empowered. He said that the government decided to bear expenditure of operation of children suffering with Thalassemia. Mr. Chouhan informed that a poultry farm being run by women in Kesla development block in Hoshangabad district has turnover in crores.
Women and Child Development minister Mrs Archana Chitnis said that the government has decided to carry out distribution of nutrition food to aanganwari through self help groups. Renowned model Teena Singh, IAS Kinjal Singh, first women band director Sofi Singh informed about their achievement. Group editorial director Mr. Chengappa said that the group took decision to start its programme to award women from Madhya Pradesh because of the several schemes launched by the state government in the interests of the women. He said, Madhya Pradesh had become the fastest developing state under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan.