the path towards self-reliance.He said that the present state government has also made dedicated efforts to promote the education of girls. Colleges have been opened within a radius of every 20 kilometres so that the girls do not have to travel far distances for their higher education. “Also, separate colleges have been opened for girl students. In the last eight and a half years, a total of 72 new government colleges were opened in the state, out of which 31 are for girls. Besides this, a free travel facility is provided to the girls travelling via state transport up to a distance of 150 km for girl students to travel from their homes to educational institutions,” shared Sh. Manohar Lal. He further shared that apart from these initiatives, the government has also started 211 special girl students buses under the Chhatra Parivahan Suraksha Yojana to ensure safe travel. Similarly, 29 women industrial training institutes have also been established in the state to provide technical education to daughters. A stipend of Rs 500 per month is also given to the girls studying in the ITIs.