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Exclusive bank account for BBBP beneficiaries

By The Assam Tribune

KOHIMA, June 13 - In continuation of the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards saving girl child (Beti Bachao Beti Padhao) Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has launched an exclusive bank account for BBBP beneficiaries in Nagaland.

The account has been launched at State Bank of India(SBI) Kohima on Saturday after holding a series of meetings with social organisations and community leaders residing at Dimapur, a Raj Bhavan release said here today.

The Governor has appealed that those who want to sponsor one girl child for one year, an amount of Rs 2,500 can be deposited in the account opened for the purpose in SBI Kohima.

The Governor�s initiative has received a good response as various organisations have come forward to sponsor about 133 girl children.

The Prime Minister launched the BBBP scheme in January 2015, to address issues that affect women in the longer term and to reverse the trend of an adverse and declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR). � PTI

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