Women as a half constitute of the world, uphold the dynamics of any society. She is the kernel of the family. When we turn the pages of our textbook, we will get to see the hundreds of stories which describe the distinctive role of this prominent half of our civilization. Despite being an eminent contributor to the society, they are still fighting for their relevant place in this men dominant society. Why are we forgetting?
यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवता:
(Yatra Naryastu Pujyante Ramante Tatra Devata)
“Where Women Are Honoured, Divinity Blossoms There.
Our ancient epics understood the efficacy of the other wheel of the cart so they got the special mentions in the scripts.
When we talk about the royal state Rajasthan, enormous stories of bravery, brilliance, and beauty of women enthrall us. But since the situation of women started degrading in the society with the time, then the responsibility of bringing them upwards has become a necessity.
Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje-led Government has realised the need of women assent. Rajasthan has got the upper hand of having a woman Chief Minister in the aspect of women empowerment.
Three spectacular years have been full of achievements for the Government of Rajasthan. The government of Rajasthan is dedicatedly working for the upliftment of the women of Rajasthan. There are many flagship schemes which Rajasthan Government has introduced for women betterment.
Starting from Chief Minister’s ambitious project “Bhamashah Yojana”, which escalated State towards its three major objectives of women empowerment, DBT, and financial inclusion, has re-launched in 2014. The Bhamashah Yojana was envisaged by Smt. Vasundhara Raje in 2008 itself and after her elected government in 2014, she took care for the rapid and effective implementation towards women empowerment.
Bhamashah Yojana with its successful ascending numbers every day is proving to be the most successful milestone of the government of Rajasthan over 1.3 Crore families enrolled. This scheme basically gives the wings to women empowerment as under the scheme the chief beneficiary is women head of the family. The scheme allows availing all cash and non-cash benefits directly on the name of the woman head of the family. Thus, the scheme gives the independent decisive powers to women.
Fulfilling the promise of women empowerment, the government of Rajasthan has come up with the Rajshree Yojana for the girl child. To save the mortality rate and give a better life to the girl child, the government has formulated this scheme which starts benefitting the girl child right after her birth. Under the scheme, the government will provide maximum Rs. 50,000 as encouragement amount for child education. The division of this amount will be as follows:
|At the time of Birth||Rs. 2500|
|At the 1 year of age||Rs. 2500|
|At the time of admission in Class 1||Rs. 4000|
|At the time of admission in Class 6||Rs. 5000|
|At the time of admission in Class 10||Rs. 11,000|
|At the time of admission in Class 12||Rs. 25,000|
Janani Suraksha Yojana is also one stepping stone towards women empowerment. This program covers various aspects including:
- Free maternity facilities, free medicines, free test, free food and free conveyance.
- Facilities for new born baby like free treatment, medicines, tests, food and conveyance.
In Rajasthan every year, 5300 women die due to pregnancy complications and around 98,500 newborn babies die within a year of their birth. To cease this mortality rate, the government of Rajasthan is effectively implementing Janani Suraksha Yojana.
“Apni Beti Yojana” is a practicing scheme under “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaigning. Its objective is to adopt underprivileged girls. The program was launched on August 25, 2015.
There is one unique concept; the government of Rajasthan has introduced named “Badhai Sandesh”. This concept works for public awakening about girl child. The government of Rajasthan sends a “Badhai Sandesh” (Congratulatory message) to the family at the time of birth of girl child. It encourages and spreads awareness about saving girl child.
Stressing on girl education, Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje has introduced one more program “ Mukhyamantri Humari Beti Yojana”. In this scheme, first 3 meritorious girl student of secondary class from each district will receive the financial help of Rs. 2.25 Lac for higher studies.
Shardey Girls Hostel, Scooty distribution to tribal girl students, Aanganbaadi, Paalanhaar Yojana and Amrita Haat Yojana etc. are few other feathers of Smt. Raje-led government who herself has been felicitated by UNO with Woman Together Award in 2007.
The government is emphasizing on the implementation of each woman-oriented scheme instead of launching them only. From last three years, they are effectively trying to bring a shift in the conditions of rural and urban women.
Providing them a better life and opportunities, Rajasthan Government is constantly achieving and accomplishing their pre-defined objectives. These three thriving years of women-centric achievements brought Rajasthan ahead. The government is finding every possibility of women empowerment in every horizon. #TeenSaalBemisaal has been a landmark for women empowerment.