Siliguri, 14th August (Subham Paul): 14th August is celebrated as Kanyashree Day to promote the initiative taken by the Government of West Bengal to improve the life and the status of the girls by helping economically backward families with cash so that families do not arrange the marriage of their girl child before eighteen years because of economic problem throughout West Bengal. The occasion was celebrated today at Dinabandhu Mancha in Siliguri.
Kanyashree Prakalpa is an initiative taken by the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee, to improve the life and status of girls by providing help to the economically backward families. The purpose of this initiative is to uplift girls from poor families who can’t pursue higher studies due to tough economic conditions.
The Minister-in-charge of the Department of Tourism, Goutam Deb, the Sub-Divisional Officer, Sumant Sahay, and many such dignitaries were present during the occasion.
Deb stated that the project initiated by the CM has already gained fame throughout the country. Around 60 lakh girls have become self-reliant through the project during the past six years.
Swapna Haldar, who was a district topper in the board examinations, was awarded for her excellent performance in the board exams at the Dinabandhu Mancha, today. The winners of events such as 800-meter race and quiz competition were also awarded by Minister Goutam Deb.