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Haryana govt to implement new ‘Kanyadan’ scheme

The Haryana Government will implement a new initiative known as ‘Kanyadan’ from April 1, 2013 under which an incentive of Rs 11,000 per girl will be given to each of the beneficiary brides during the mass marriage ceremony to be organized by Red Cross Societies or any registered NGO in the state.  This is meant to promote the concept of mass marriages and curb the social evils like dowry system and would help families to reduce the marriage expenditure.

Who are eligible?

Beneficiary should be Haryana domicile and must be 18 years of age on the date of her marriage. The mass marriage should have least 11 marriages at a time, by Red Cross Societies or any registered NGO in the state. This incentive would be given irrespective of the caste, race, creed, religion or income of the beneficiaries but they would have to produce a certificate regarding proof of girl’s age such as birth certificate or that of matric.

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Women’s history pioneer Gerda Lerner died

image Gerda Lerner (92), a groundbreaker in the field of women’s history and founding member of the National Organization for Woman, passed away.

  • Was a historian, author and teacher
  • Was one of the founders of the field of women’s History.
  • Was a former president of the Organization of American Historians.
  • Played a key role in the development of women’s history curricula.
  • Taught what is considered to be the first women’s history course in the world at the New School for Social Research in 1963.

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