Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav

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Recently, officials from the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) have brought back 1 lakh girls into the mainstream education system under the `Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav’’.

About Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav:

  • It was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), in partnership with the Ministry of Education and UNICEF
  • Objective: Enhancing enrolment and retention of girls between 11-14 years of age in school.
  • The initiative intends to build on the existing schemes and programmes like Schemes for Adolescent Girls (SAG), BetiBachaoBetiPadhao (BBBP) and National Education Policy (NEP) to work on a comprehensive system for out-of-school girls.
  • Now Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to club together three programmes under a new scheme — Anganwadi services, poshan Abhiyan and scheme for adolescent girls — since all these had the same nutritional targets.”
  • In the new scheme, a new category is created in which adolescent girls between 14 and 18 years are covered. 


Q1) What is Poshan Abhiyan?

Poshan Abhiyan, also known as the National Nutrition Mission, is a flagship program launched by the Government of India in 2018 with the goal of improving the nutritional status of women and children in the country. The mission focuses on addressing malnutrition, especially among children under the age of six years, and pregnant and lactating women.

Source: 1 lakh girls in 11-14 age group brought back to formal education fold since July 2022, say officials