Madhya Pradesh government has launched MP Pankh Scheme on 24 January 2021. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has started this Pankh Yojana under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. The main objective of this MP Pankh Abhiyan is to aid in empowerment and growth of girl child. National Girl Child Day is celebrated every year since 2008 to spread awareness about the inequalities and atrocities girls have to face in our patriarchal society.
MP Pankh Scheme 2021 for Girls
The state govt. of Madhya Pradesh has launched MP Pankh Scheme under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. The full form of MP Pankh Yojana is as follows:-
- P – Protection
- A – Awareness of their rights
- N – Nutrition
- K – Knowledge
- H – Health
The MP Pankh Abhiyan has been started on 24 January 2021 and will go on for a year i.e till 24 January 2022.
What is MP Pankh Yojana – Complete Details
MP Pankh Yojana is a state level programme for protection, awareness, nutrition, knowledge and health of the girls. It will help remove all hurdles that they face when the want to spread their wings and fly. Pankh Abhiyan will be undertaken as a mission so that girls can go beyond the skies into space. MP government will crush those people who commit crimes against girls, their property will be destroyed and they will be severely punished to setup an example in the society.
Women Empowerment through Pankh Yojna
CM mentioned that girls should not only be trained in self-defence techniques like Judo and Karate but should also be given arms so that they can defend themselves. There is a need for reforms in the judicial system so that those who rape a girl are awarded capital punishment. After ensuring security, health and education of girls through Pankh Yojna, the vision of women empowerment would be realized.
The chief minister also mentioned that Madhya Pradesh govt. will come up with legal provisions to check display of obscene material on OTT platforms which can adversly impact young minds. During the event, the chief minister greeted a woman from Vidisha, who had filed a complaint against her husband for raping their daughter. The man is now in jail. The woman was provided financial aid after her husband was sent to jail. More and more women should take brave steps like this when they face injustice.
Health / Education / Security in MP Pankh Abhiyan
MP Pankh Abhiyan will help in revitalizing girls to use their capacity to the optimum. Calendar for next 2 months under the Pankh scheme has already been prepared and with the help of different departments concerned, health, education and security of girls will be ensured.
CM said that he had always given top priority to women welfare. After he became an MLA in 1990, he started organising mass marriage ceremony with the help of friends. Even when he became the CM of Madhya Pradesh, his government initiated schemes like “Ladli Laxmi“, “Kanyadan” and “Gaon Ki Ladki” scheme.
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MP govt. has made several efforts to strengthen women self-help groups. Women empowerment is a mission, which everybody will have to work for. CM also announced scholarships worth Rs. 6.47 crore for 26,099 girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana.
Upliftment of Girl Child to Make Society More Inclusive
There is a need to uplift the girl child and make our society more inclusive which can be realised through MP Pankh Scheme. Many leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed their wishes on the occasion. PM tweeted “On National Girl Child Day, we salute our Desh Ki Beti and the accomplishments in various fields. The Central Government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child, including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity”.
People must specially appreciate all those working towards empowering the girl child and ensuring she leads a life of dignity and opportunity.