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Published On:07 March 2012
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Madhya Pradesh 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Scheme’ amount increased to Rs. 15,000

By Pervez Bari


Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to increase per marriage amount to Rs. 15,000/- under “Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna” in front of mothers and sisters who had come from various districts to extend birthday greetings to him here on Monday.


Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan celebrated his birthday at a solemn function on the premises of Ravindra Bhavan. It may be mentioned that at present, the per marriage assistance amount is Rs. 10,000/- under “Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna”.


Mr. Chouhan said that “Mahila Arthik Vitt Evam Vikas Nigam” will be strengthened for making women, mothers and sisters economically self-reliant. Besides, women’s self-help groups will also be strengthened.


He said that a budgetary provision of Rs. 650 crore has been made for implementation of “Ladli Laxmi Yojna”. He said that development will remain incomplete until girls come forward. Honour to mothers, sisters and daughters is top priority. He administered a pledge to the women present on the occasion to save daughters.


The women connected with “Ladli Laxmi”, “Mukhyamantri Kanyadan”, “Gaon Ki Beti”, “Janani Suraksha” and such other schemes, were present in large numbers to extend birthday greetings to Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan. They also accorded a public felicitation to the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Sadhna Singh.


Member of Parliament Mrs. Maya Singh, Bhopal Mayor Mrs. Krishna Gaur, State Bharatiya Janata Party, (BJP), office-bearers and a large number of mothers and sisters were present on the occasion.


Mrs. Ranjana Baghel said that Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan has done so much work for restoring honour to women that it has become a living history. She said that the number of beneficiary girls under “Ladli Laxmi Yojna” has increased to 10 lakh now. The percentage of institutional delivery has also gone up to 85.


Member of Parliament Mr. Prabhat Jha said that the Chief Minister has done the historic work of women’s empowerment and has also attained historic achievements as well. He has emerged as an ambassador to women’s empowerment in the country.


Mrs. Kranti Joshi read out a citation on the life and deeds of the Chief Minister as well as his philosophy of development.


Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also celebrated his birth day with destitute children and senior citizens. He shared happiness of his birthday with children and senior citizens by visiting Anand Dham Old Age Home and orphanage of Bal Niketan Trust of Hamidia Road. He distributed gifts and sweets among children and senior citizens.


At Anand Dham Old Age Home, Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan sought blessings of senior citizens. They gave their blessing by applying Tika on the forehead of Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Chouhan said that senior citizens face several problems in the twilight of life. The State Government is going to hold a Panchayat of senior citizens where suggestions will be sought from them to improve their life. He announced for digging a hand-pump, construction of boundary wall and works to improve women’s wing of the old age home. Mr. R.P. Mishra informed the Chief Minister of Anand Dham’s activities.


Mr. Chouhan visited the orphanage situated on Hamidia Road and celebrated his birthday with children over there. He distributed gifts and sweets among the children, had photographs snapped with them and worshipped feet of girls. The girls rendered songs and also presented Narmada Stuti while congratulating Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan.


Meanwhile, gaiety marked the birthday of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated at his residence on Monday. Thousands of people belonging to all the religions, sections, communities and organisations extended birthday greetings to him.


Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he is ready to sacrifice his everything for people of the state. Responding to the birthday greetings, he exhorted people of the state to take three pledges on the occasion as a token of birthday gift. Firstly, they will end discrimination between sons and daughters and save daughters. Secondly, all of them will send their children to schools and thirdly, all will contribute to the state’s progress and development. He reiterated that “beti hai to kal hai” (Future hinges on daughter’s existence). There should be no discrimination between sons and daughters. He said that discrimination between sons and daughters is improper.


Those who reached Chief Minister’s residence to extend birthday greetings to Mr. Chouhan included Commerce & Industries Minister Mr. Kailash Vijayvargiya, Forest Minister Mr. Sartaj Singh, Transport & Jail Minister Mr. Jagdish Deora, Home Minister Mr. Umashankar Gupta and other ministerial colleagues along with top officers of the state government.


Office-bearers from all the districts of the state also extended birthday greetings to the Chief Minister besides leaders of various religions, holy persons, representatives of all the social organisations, communities, commercial organisations, local bodies, sportspersons, journalists, politicians, leaders, workers and officers and employees of various departments. They presented bouquets to the Chief Minister, garlanded him and also showered flower petal on him.


[Pervez Bari is a senior Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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