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Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav launched to bring girls to formal education

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The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), in partnership with the Union  Ministry of Education and United Nations Children Funds,(UNICEF), has launched a  campaign  Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav  to bring back out of school adolescent girls in India to the formal education or skilling system  at New Delhi on 7 march 2022.

  • The main aim of the campaign is to increase the enrolment and retention of girls between 11-14 years of age in school.

  • The Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav campaign will be under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)  initiatives of the Ministry of Women and Child Development , targeting more than 400,000 out of school adolescent girls as primary beneficiaries.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao 

  • The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Panipat, Haryana on 22 January 2015.

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao  is a joint scheme of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, Union Ministry of Education and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare .

The main aim of the scheme is to ;

  • Prevention of gender biased sex selective elimination 

  • Ensuring survival and protection of the girl child 

  • Ensuring education and participation of the girl child 

UNICEF 

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a successor to the  United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, which was set up on 11 December , 1946 by the United Nation .

  • It was later renamed as United Nation Children Funds in 1953 but the acronym is still UNICEF.

  • It works for the welfare of women and children's especially in developing countries . 

  • Headquarters : New York, United States of America 

  • Head : Catherine Russel of the United States of America

Important for Exam 

Union Minister of Women and Child Development : Smt Smriti Irani 

Union Minister of Education : Dharmendra Pradhan 

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare : Mansukh Mandviya 

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