The United Nations on Friday honored West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the highest public service award for her girl empowerment initiative Kanyashree Prakalpa.
United Nations had given the highest award for public service to the West Bengal government for the scheme initiated to empower the girl child with education. ‘Kanyashree’ was ranked the best among 552 such social sector schemes from across 62 countries that were nominated for the coveted award.
After receiving the award, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dedicated it to the people of her state and the country.
The scheme is being implemented through 16,000 institutes and schools across West Bengal.