Prime Minister Narendra Modi told COVID-19 orphans who received benefits under the PM CARES Programmes for Children on Monday, “Maa Bharati is with all of you.”
Mr. Modi also wrote the recipients an emotive personal letter. “My mother lost her mother, my maternal grandmother, a century ago, when the entire world was in the grip of a dreadful pandemic like today.” My mother was so young that she had no recollection of her mother’s face. She lived her entire life without her mother’s love and compassion. As a result, I can fully comprehend the sorrow in your head and the turmoil in your heart today,” he wrote.
The scheme has been approved for a total of 4,439 youngsters. The scheme is open to children who lost both parents or a major caregiver between March 11, 2020, and February 28, 2022.
PM Modi spoke via Teleconference
Mr. Modi spoke via teleconference to participants from several districts who had joined the programme “The poorest of the poor now have faith that they would benefit from government programmes. Our first objective is to ensure that no impoverished person is left out of government programmes.” The Prime Minister stated that his government has been dedicated to the care of the underprivileged for the past eight years.
When children reach the age of 23, the scheme provides a lump-sum payment of ten lakh rupees, as well as a monthly stipend from the age of eighteen to twenty-three. At the nearest government schools, school-aged children will receive free education, textbooks, and uniforms. Private school students may be eligible for fee reimbursement under the provisions of the Right to Education Act of 2005.
Residentials Schools offer free education
Residential schools such as Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya offer free education to older students. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will also provide a scholarship of 20,000 per month to students in Classes 1 to 12.
Students can also take out interest-free loans for professional courses and higher education. The Pradhan Mantri-Jan Aarogya Yojana scheme also provides beneficiaries with health insurance coverage of up to 5 lakh in public and private hospitals.