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Empowering Underprivileged Girls through Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

K M Dayashankar

Indian Postal Department’s “Spoorthy” Programme Opens Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts

HYDERABAD, JUNE 22, 2024: In a significant stride towards supporting underprivileged girls, the Indian Postal Department organized the “Spoorthy” programme, during which 100 Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts were opened. This noteworthy event saw the active participation of 64 UPSC 2024 rankers, who facilitated the opening of these accounts, thereby ensuring a bright future for the beneficiaries.

The event was held at the Jama-i-Osmania Post Office under the supervision of T M Sreelatha, Postmaster General, Headquarters Region, on Saturday attended by guests including Mr. E.S. Narasimha Reddy IRS, Mr. Rami Reddy IRAS, and Mr. Anurag Singh IRS. During this program, along with Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts, India Post Payment Bank digital accounts were also opened for mothers and guardians of the girls.

In her address, T M Sreelatha highlighted the inception of the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana by the central government in 2015, under the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign aimed at securing the golden future of girls. She shared impressive statistics, noting that from its inception until April 2024, a total of 3,89,24,105 accounts have been opened nationwide. Of these, 3,24,66,947 accounts nationwide and 10,54,062 accounts in Telangana were opened through post offices, significantly contributing to the bright future of many girls.

Sreelatha emphasized that the scheme has notably reduced female feticide in the country. Many young women have utilized the funds from these accounts for their education and marriages in a timely manner. She urged that every girl should have such an account to ensure financial self-sufficiency in the future.

The programme also included a felicitation ceremony for the 64 UPSC rankers who played a vital role in opening the accounts. These rankers handed over the Sukanya Samriddhi account passbooks to the girls, laying a strong foundation for their golden future. During this notable event, where other trainee officials also spoke, the organization of such extensive programs on a regular basis for civil services brings great satisfaction. They urged the guardians (Mother/Father) of girls to consider taking advantage of the now available accounts.

The event witnessed participation from senior superintendents of post offices from Hyderabad City, Hyderabad South East, and Secunderabad divisions, assistant directors, parents of the girls, and other postal staff, along with the girls and donors.


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