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Recently, the government launched a nation-wide campaign called Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav.

  • The main aim of the campaign is to bring back four lakh out-of-school adolescent girls in the 11-14 years age group into the education system.
  • The campaign is being steered by the Ministry of Women And Child Development in partnership with the Ministry of Education and states are having role in coordinating in the initiative.
  • It will be implemented as a part of BBBP project .
  • In India the initiatives is launched in 400 districts and it will be funded under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme.
  • It strives to collect data on out-of-school girls, based on their visits to anganwadi centres for nutrition, nutrition education and skilling.
  • Bringing out-of-school girls back to the education system has been the target since the Right to Education Act was enacted.
  • The department is also conducting programmes for out-of-school adolescent girls which will be driven by the Anganwadi system along with education officers at district and block levels.
  • According to an official statement, the scheme has been launched as the ‘Scheme for Adolescent Girls’ - SAG which was launched to take care of out-of-school girls but is less effective at the moment.