By launching ‘scooty for girls” J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday joined the league of popular chief ministers across India who have launched sops for girl child to either boost literacy rate, empower girl child or to ensure their safety and security.
The timing of the launch of this ambitious scheme is also very crucial as it comes at a time when most of the school going children have been forced to stay indoors and majority of the educational institutions have not been able to restart their classes due to ongoing turmoil.
A similar scheme was earlier launched by the J&K Bank in another avatar. An announcement to launch the scheme was earlier made in the Budget speech by Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu.
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shiv Raj Singh Chouhan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have already launched similar schemes in their respective states as part of their state wide campaign to groom girl child tough dizzy heights.