Yogi’s Rakshabandhan gift to daughters: Beneficiaries of Kanya Sumangala will receive Rs 25,000 from next year

CM Yogi announces an increase of Rs 10,000 in the amount of Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangla Yojana from 2024–25


Lucknow, August 29: On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath bestowed a significant gift upon the daughters of the state by announcing an increase in the amount of the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangla Yojana.

While addressing and interacting with the beneficiaries of the ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala’ scheme at Lok Bhavan on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said that the Double Engine government is going to increase the amount of the Kanya Sumangala scheme from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 from the financial year 2024-2025.

“This will make it easier for the daughters of the state to fulfill their dreams and become self-reliant along with being educated”, he said.

In the program, Chief Minister Yogi said that initially, under this scheme, a package of Rs 15,000 was given in six phases. “Starting next year, as soon as a daughter is born, an amount of Rs 5,000 will be transferred to her parents’ account. Similarly, when the daughter turns one year old, Rs 2,000 will be transferred, when she enters the first grade, Rs 3,000; on entering the sixth grade, Rs 3,000; on entering the ninth grade, Rs 5,000; and if the daughter pursues a graduate, diploma, or certificate course, then an amount of Rs 7,000 will be transferred to her account,” he said.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister stated that today, 16.24 lakh daughters are being benefited in the state through this scheme.

CM Yogi said that today is a very important day in the direction of taking PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ program to a new height. He stated, “The double-engine government believes that a daughter is a daughter. With that daughter, there shouldn’t be any discrimination. She should get security, protection and opportunities to move forward.”

CM Yogi said that all the underprivileged sisters of the state will be covered under all the schemes of the government, including the ration card and the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

Daughters tied Rakhi to the Chief Minister

As part of the program, a few beneficiaries of the Kanya Sumangala scheme tied Rakhi to Chief Minister Yogi and performed the traditional ‘tika’ ceremony on his forehead. In return, Chief Minister Yogi offered gifts and assured them of continued protection. During the program, the Chief Minister transferred a sum of Rs 5.82 crore to the accounts of 29,523 beneficiary girls. He also distributed cheques to ten beneficiary girls and their parents.

Dreams are coming true with the scheme: Beneficiaries

Ratna Mishra, one of the beneficiaries, expressed that the scheme has facilitated her education. She said that this has boosted her self-confidence, and now she will be able to fulfill her dreams because of the Chief Minister.

While thanking the Chief Minister, Akshara Kushwaha, a student of class 10, said that this scheme has brought a significant change in the lives of economically disadvantaged girls like her. She mentioned that she is able to study and move forward with other children step by step through this scheme.

Shivanshi Vishwakarma, a 12th-grade student at Kasturba Kanya Inter College, introduced herself to the Chief Minister in Sanskrit. She also melodiously sang a Sanskrit song, evoking sentiments of patriotism and culture, thereby instilling a sense of nationalism among the attendees. She shared her aspiration to study and fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher through this scheme, expressing her gratitude to Chief Minister Yogi.

In the program, Minister of Women Welfare, Child Development, and Nutrition, Baby Rani Maurya, Minister of State for Women Welfare, Child Development, and Nutrition, Pratibha Shukla, and other dignitaries were present.


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