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Haryana hikes financial assistance for poor girls’ marriages

Statesman News Service | Updated :

Haryana chief minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar has announced the decision to enhance the financial assistance given under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojana’ from Rs 41,000 to Rs 51,000. The announcement was made by CM while speaking at a mass marriage function organised on the occasion of the 51st birthday of the Finance minister, Capt Abhimanyu, in Khanda Kheri village in Narnaund on Monday.

The newly married couples were also given the benefit of enhanced amount under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Vivah Shagun Yojana’.

For organising marriages of 51 girls from economic weaker sections (EWSs) families, CM appreciated the Finance minister for his kind act and urged the people to draw inspiration from him.

Khattar said, “The state government has been working on every aspect of the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the campaign from Haryana on 22 January, 2015. With continuous support from gram Panchayats, various organisations, NGOs and the society, this campaign has yielded good results.”

Three years ago, there were only 835 girls for every thousand boys, but now the number has increased to 930 girls per thousand boys. Efforts would be made to take it 950, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Captain Abhimanyu said, “When I entered politics, I had resolved to undertake mass marriages of poor girls with his salary, and today, I got this opportunity. As Finance minister, I had received Rs 16.65 lakh as salary which I donated for this mass marriage function.”Following the principal of ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’, the state government had been working for the welfare of the poor, farmers, labour, businessmen, employees and all other sections of the society for the last the years, Abhimanyu added.

The CM presented marriage certificate, cheque for Rs 51,000, gas connection and saplings to every newly wedded couple. He also administered female foeticide pledge to all present.

CM also announced to give Rs One crore for development of Khanda Kheri village so that other villages can take inspiration for undertaking such acts.