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‘Sukanya Gram’ in Bihar for the welfare of the girl child

PATNA, June 25, 2016
In order to promote Sukanya Samriddhi Account for the welfare of girl child, the Department of Posts has set a target of making ‘Sukanya Gram’ in two villages of each district of Bihar at the earliest.

“For the welfare of girl child, we are promoting Sukanya Samriddhi Account. We (the Department) have successfully made two ‘Sukanya Grams’, one is Dharhara village in Bhagalpur and other one is Henwan village in Bhojpur district with opening of Sukanya Samriddhi accounts of all the eligible girl child,” Adnan Ahmed, Director, Postal Services, (Headquarters) Bihar Circle, told reporters here.

“Efforts are also being made to cover other villages to be ‘Sukanya Gram’. We have set a target of making two villages of each district of Bihar as ‘Sukanya Gram’. We will try to achieve the target at the earliest possible time,” Ahmed said.

There is a tradition of planting saplings of trees of mango, guava, litchi on the birth of girl child in Dharhara village of Bhagalpur district, Ahmed said, adding that keeping the tradition in mind, the Department planted saplings of mango and litchi on International Women’s Day as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

The Department has issued a whatsapp number (9430074042) for Bihar circle for getting feedback/suggestions and grievances from the common people with regard to postal services.

“We have received over 500 complaints so far and out of this, 95 per cent of complaints have been disposed of,” Ahmed said.

The Department is in the process of popularising the initiative of selling holy Ganga water of Haridwar and Rishikesh from Patna GPO, he said.

In order to minimise dependency on electricity besides protecting the environment, the Department is also installing solar power system to its office at Patna, the tender for which is in the final stages, Ahmed said and added that “after installation of the system, Patna GPO will become a totally green campus.” - PTI
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