Bengaluru: In a bid to promote girl child education, Bengaluru Mayor R. Sampath Raj on Friday has decided to give free education to the first female baby born in the year 2018.
In a bid to promote girl child education, Bengaluru Mayor R. Sampath Raj on Friday has decided to give free education to the first female baby born in the New Year. "The first girl child born in the New Year (January 1) through a normal delivery at any civic hospital in the city would get free education up to degree level in a college so that girls are not considered a burden," the mayor told IANS in Bengaluru.
Here's what Bengaluru Mayor R. Sampath Raj further said:
The amount of rupees five lakh will be deposited by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the interest for the same will be used for girl child education.
The mayor said, "Pregnant women who go to civic hospitals for delivery are from poor families and unfortunately think a girl child is a burden for them to bring up."
The baby will be selected through the following process:
The hospital will record the timings of female babies born after December 31 midnight, whosoever will be born in the first hour will be the winner
The reward will be only to the girl child through natural process. "Since a Caesarean-section birth can be induced any time, civic doctors have decided to reward only the girl child born through natural process," the mayor included.