Governor reviews progress of Shrine Board initiatives for promoting welfare of girl children

Srinagar:-To promote the welfare of the erstwhile Baridar families, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board has adopted a Girl Child Scheme which covers all the girls born during the Silver Jubilee Year of the Shrine Board (30-08-2011 to 30-08-2012) in the families of the erstwhile Baridars living in the vicinity of the Shrine.

This Scheme also covers the girls born in the families of the Shrine Board employees during the aforesaid period.

Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, who is behind initiation of this Scheme, reviewed the present status of the Scheme and has directed CEO, J. K. Singh, to make effective arrangements for mentoring the adopted girls through identified and well reputed NGOs and till then CEO should undertake this task and periodic visits are made to the villages to ascertain the educational advancement and welfare of the adopted girls.

In this context, Maj. Gen. S. K. Sharma, (Retd), Member of the Shrine Board, accompanied with Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional CEO, and other concerned staff of the Board, visited Aghar Jitto and interacted with the families of adopted girl children, the girls and inhabitants of the area. After his visit it has been decided that a Health Camp to check all these girls will be organised in October 2017.

Dental check-up and Eye check-up Camps will also be held later in the various villages in the vicinity of the Shrine in coming weeks.

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