Department of Posts started "Sukanya Samriddhi Pakhwada" on the occasion of "National Girl Child Day-2020". During a function in Aliganj Extension Post Office of Lucknow it was inaugurated by Mr. Kaushlendra Kumar Sinha, Chief Postmaster General, Uttar Pradesh Circle in the gracious presence of Mr. Vinod Kumar Verma, Postmaster General, Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services and Rajeev Umrao on 24th January. Girls were honoured with Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana account’s passbook and gifts. The students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Aliganj, Lucknow also participated in the function.
Chief Postmaster General Mr. KK Sinha said that girls are a symbol of power and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana will empower them. More than 17 lakh Sukanya accounts have been opened in post offices of Uttar Pradesh till now. He also said that special campaigns are being organised so that all the girls may be benefited.
Postmaster General Mr. VK Verma said that, all the schemes of the Central Government are being executed through post offices successfully.
Mr. Krishna Kumar Yadav, Director Postal Services, Lucknow Headquarter Region, said that under "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" scheme, 1194 villages in Uttar Pradesh have been made "Sampoorna Sukanya Samriddhi Gram". "Balika Shakti Abhiyan" has been launched by the Department of Posts on completion of five years of Sukanya Samriddhi scheme by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Under this scheme, the future of Indian daughters is being secured by opening Sukanya Samriddhi accounts in Post Offices.
Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Lucknow division Mr. Alok Ojha said that in Sukanya Samriddhi Pakhwada, special camps will be organised in all schools for opening Sukanya Samriddhi accounts.
On this occasion Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya Aliganj, Lucknow Sangeeta Yadav, Vigilance Officer Shashi Kumar Uttam, Assistant Postmaster General Anand Kumar Singh, Deputy Superintendent AB Singh, Assistant Superintendent DD Pandey, Anoop Aggarwal, Rajendra, Sunil Gupta, Ajay Pandey, Inspector Prabhakar Verma, Deepak Maurya, Postmaster Aliganj Harish Chandra, all officers and employees were present.
(Courtesy : Hindustan Times, lucknow)