In the far-flung area of Kot Ranka village in Rajouri district, many school dropout girls are now rejoining the schools under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ awareness campaign.
The teachers of schools in Kot Ranka village said that ‘number of girls in school has gone higher than boys.’
The main reason for girls dropping out from schools was because they belong to the financially weak ST category population in this remote area.
However, under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme, every facility is being provided to these girls, from books to uniforms and a free of cost schooling for the improvement of the education system in far-flung areas.
Many teachers also personally met villagers to make them understand the importance of education and tell them about the benefits of various governments’ education schemes.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme was launched in January 2015. The scheme is aimed at promoting gender equality and the significance of educating girls.
The Scheme is targeted at improving the Child Sex Ratio through multi-sectoral interventions including prevention of gender-biased sex selection and promoting girls’ education and her holistic empowerment.
It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development.