Haryana gives ‘best mother’ awards

October 4th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Oct 4 (IANS) Mothers paying proper attention to the rearing of their children, especially the girl child, have been given ‘best mother’ awards by the Haryana government this year.The state government had identified 2,472 mothers for the award, a spokesman of the women and child development department said Saturday.

He said the awards were given to encourage the mothers for proper rearing of their children, especially their daughters, with a view to improve their nutritional status and physical, mental, social, intellectual and psychological development.

The mothers having at least one girl child were selected for the first, second and third prizes of Rs.1,000, Rs.750 and Rs.500 respectively at the block level. The awards were given recently at all block and circle levels in the state.

Some of the criteria taken into account for eligibility of the award include mother’s age at 18 years at the time of marriage, birth certificates of all children, enrolment in schools of children above the age of six years and regular immunisation.

Mothers with two daughters were given additional weightage for the awards.

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