CM to launch Deendayal Mission on April 30
CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch the Deendayal Antyodaya Mission on April 30 from Sijhora village of Bichhia block in Mandla district and perform Kanyadaan rituals at the mass marriage function to be organised to mark the occasion.india Updated: Apr 26, 2006 01:19 IST
CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan will launch the Deendayal Antyodaya Mission on April 30 from Sijhora village of Bichhia block in Mandla district and perform Kanyadaan rituals at the mass marriage function to be organised to mark the occasion.
Marriage ceremony of as many as 251 poor girls belonging to Scheduled Tribe communities will be conducted at Sijhora under a scheme meant to encourage mass marriages of girls from poor families.
It may be recalled here that the Deendayal Antyodaya Mission devoted to socio-economic rehabilitation of differently abled persons, destitute children, poor persons has been set up recently by the State Government.
The Mission has a provision of financial assistance for mass marriages of poor daughters, marriageable destitute women, and widows. Department of Social Justice has set up district-level Deendayal Antyodaya Committees to efficiently implement the Mission activities. Voluntary contributions from the people apart from grants from the State and centre will be deposited in the Fund specially set up to execute the activities of the Mission.
Responding to an appeal of Mandla district Collector Subhash Jain common people, NGOs and trading community have contributed over Rs 8 lakh for the cause
Dedication of Mobile Health Clinic Unit: The Chief Minister will also dedicate a Mobile Health Clinic Unit at Sijhora the same day. The Mobile Health Clinic scheme would cover 13 districts. In first phase, it would be operative in Sheopur, Dhar, Jhabua, Barwani, Betul, Sidhi, Shahdol, Anuppur, Umaria, Dindori, Balaghat and Jabalpur apart from Mandla.
Under the scheme, one predominantly tribal block in each district has been selected initially. Mandla district’s Mavai block has been selected in the first phase.
The Chief Minister will also inaugurate four hostel buildings constructed at a cost of Rs 1.84 crore in Sijhora village of Bichhia block. Minister in charge of Mandla district Moti Kashyap will review the preparations at a review meeting convened on April 26.
First Published: Apr 26, 2006 01:19 IST