STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bihar Government Provides Sanitary Napkins to Girl Students

Published: 10th December 2015 05:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2015 05:30 PM   |  A+A-

Girl-students
By PTI

PATNA: Bihar government has started providing free sanitary napkins to adolescent girl students in government schools to help them maintain hygiene.

State Education minister Ashok Choudhary told reporters that school girls from class VIII to X  have been provided Rs 150 each for buying sanitary napkins for themselves. A sum of Rs 57.87 crore has been spent for the purpose that will benefit 36,46,114 girl students registered at schools, he said. The money for sanitary napkins has been made available under "Mukhyamantri Kishori Swasthya Karyakram", the minister accompanied by Principal Secretary, Education, D S Gangwar, said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced providing sanitary napkins to girl students after assuming office in February 2015. The announcement had received kudos like his other initiatives of providing cycle and free uniform and books to students enrolled in government schools. Choudhary said, the issue of facilitating free wi-fi internet in colleges and universities and holding English speaking course, part of the CM's "seven resolves" which now has been adopted by the new grand secular alliance government, would be discussed with the CM during review meeting of Education Department on December 18.

"We will fulfill all the promises made to people of the state," Choudhary said. The Education Minister said the issue whether to continue with contractual teachers at primary level failing to qualify eligibility test in two attempts would also be taken up during review meeting of the department with the CM. "Such teachers failing to qualify eligibility test would the threat to futures of students," the minister said.

Choudhary said sustained efforts have helped the state bring down its rate of out of school children in the age category of 6-14 to 1,91,538 which is 0.96 per cent only now. Midday meal is provided to about 1,36,31,219 boys/girls of class I-VIII of government schools, those aided by the government, Madarsas and sanskrit schools, he added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp