Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that a Kanyashree College will be set up in each district to celebrate the project that has witnessed huge success so far in the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Banerjee said: "The Kanyashree project started in schools initially and was later introduced in college and university levels as well so that all girl students can avail various facilities under the scheme.
Describing girls as assets of the world, Banerjee said the Kanyashree scholarship has helped them in schools, colleges and universities in realising their dreams.
Girl students have equal IQs compared to the boys.
The Chief Minister also pointed out that the Kanyashree scheme has helped to check early marriages and reduced the school dropout rate in the state.
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