Women's Day 2022: The Central Government has launched the 'Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav' scheme, Get complete details here.
The union government has started the 'Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav' initiative to bring out-of-school females back into the education system on International Women's Day, which is celebrated today, March 8, 2022.
The Women and Child Development Ministry, in collaboration with the Education Ministry, created the Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav project.
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Only four lakh out-of-school teenage girls visit Anganwadis for nutrition education, nutrition, and skilling, according to statistics provided by Women and Child Development Secretary Indevar Pandey.
The project will help to achieve the goal of the Right to Education Act, which aims to reintegrate out-of-school girls into the system.
Pandey has also shared his enthusiasm, stating that the department is working hard to achieve a strong position and return all of the girls to the regular school system as soon as possible.
According to media sources, the Women and Child Development Ministry Secretary stated that the department is focused on ensuring that all boys and girls receive an excellent education and that no child, particularly females, is denied their right to school.
The department is also implementing programs for out-of-school teenage females, which will be led by the Anganwadi system in collaboration with district and block education officials.
Adolescent girl programs
According to an official release, the system will be known as the "Scheme for Adolescent Girls" (SAG), which was created to help out-of-school girls but is now ineffective.
According to data, there were 11.88 lakh females who benefited from the SAG plan in 2018-19, which has now been reduced to 5.03 lakh in 2021.
To address this issue, the Central Government has developed a new initiative to strengthen women's education.
Pandey further indicated that the government will only accept females between the ages of 14 and 18 in the new Poshan 2 and Saksham Anganwadi schemes.
Girls between the ages of 11 and 14 would not be admitted to the Anganwadi system under the new schooling system, which will also serve the northeastern states and all other aspirational districts.