Bengal tableau Kanyashree NOT allowed for R-Day; Mamata's pet project
January 26, 2015  12:38
And the missing state government tableau on R-Day? West Bengal.

TMC MP Derek O Brien tweets: "Tableaux for republic day depicting path breaking Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed. Bengal government repeatedly requested for this."

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government launched the Kanyashree programme in 2013 to prevent child marriage. The scheme has two parts-a one-time payment and an annual scholarship. The scheme will be available to families with an annual income of Rs 1.2 lakhs. The one-time payment of Rs 25,000 will be offered to the girl who is part of the education scheme and is not married off below the age of 18 years.

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