COMPULSORY STEPS FOR GIRLS EDUCATION IN PUNJAB

Faced with elections in February next year, the Punjab government made education up to 12th standard free for girls. The state government has also decided to distribute bicycles to 1.46 lacs girls who take admission in 11th and 12th standards.

Bicycles will be distributed to girls on 15th of August this year. The late entry of Punjab into the free-education-for-girls club is still much less than what was offered by both Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. While Haryana had long back made education upto graduation free for girls, Himachal made it free upto post-graduation level. Haryana also has been giving bicycles for girls who take admission in the 12th standard.

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