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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Announces Fund For Higher Education Of Orphan Children-Education News

In a New Year gift to about 6,000 orphan children in Himachal Pradesh, the state government on Sunday announced establishing a Rs 101-crore fund — Mukhya Mantri Sukhashraya Sahayata Kosh — for their higher education and day-to-day needs.

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Making the announcement, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said all the 40 Congress MLAs have decided to give Rs 1 lakh each from their first salary towards this fund and more funds would be collected from industries under the corporate social responsibility. “We would also request BJP legislators and other MLAs to come forward for this noble cause.” The state government would be the parent of orphans living in orphanages or with relatives or those who have been adopted as well as single women and would provide funds for their education and day-to-day needs, Chief Minister told reporters here.

They would be provided with pocket money of Rs 4,000 per month so that they can fulfil their needs and live life like other kids, he stated. Income certificate would not be needed under this scheme and just an application would be enough, he said, adding the assistance will be given directly to a beneficiary’s bank account by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. Funds would also be given for marriage of single women, he said.

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