The West Bengal Government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific. Out of 552 initiatives from 62 different countries, West Bengal Government’s initiative was chosen the best.
The award was presented at The Hague, Netherlands. Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.
Static Takeaways from Above News-
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is in Kolkata, West Bengal
- Sunderban is the famous Tiger Reserve of West Bengal.
- Motijhil Lake is in West Bengal.
Source- The Hindu