Women and Child Development

Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme in Punjab / पंजाब में माई भागो विद्या योजना

पंजाब में माई भागो विद्या योजना

The state Government of Punjab has launched Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme in 2011 to improve the girl education scenario in the state. Under this scheme, government provides free bicycles to girls studying in standards 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th in government schools in Punjab. Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme was launched in the year 2011-12 with an ambitious aim to encourage the girl child to complete the school education.

Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme has aims to ensure that the girl’s students continue their education beyond the level of primary, to promote girls enrollment and reduce the dropout of the girl child in the senior secondary and higher secondary school level. The name Mai Bhago is one of the brave Sikh woman soldiers who guided Sikh soldiers against the Mughals in 1705. She was the hero of that war because she killed a number of Mughals soldiers. In the Punjab most of girls leave their education after 8th class because schools are far away from their home. It is not easy for them to go to the school without any vehicles and most of families in Punjab villages cannot afford vehicle or bicycles for their girl’s child. Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme is help for those school going girls who cannot afford the vehicles

Benefits of Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme:

  • Government provides free bicycles to girls studying in standards 9th ,10th , 11th and 12th in government schools in Punjab
  • It helps to reduce girls dropout ratio in school level

Eligibility for Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme in Punjab:

  1. Girls should be resident of Punjab state
  2. Girls should be studying in standards 9th ,10th , 11th and 12th in government school
  3. Girl student should belong to below poverty line (BPL)

Documents required for Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme:

  1. Identity card such as Aadhaar card
  2. Resident proof
  3. BPL card
  4. Caste certificate if applicable
  5. School certificate

How to apply for Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme:

  1. Applicant should visit head master/principal of government school or collage
  2. Applicant also visit education officer in related Districts/Taluka in Punjab

References and Details:

  1. For more details about Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme in Punjab visit: http://punjab.gov.in/

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