New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced benefits under PM Cares for children scheme on Monday via video conferencing.
The benefits include transferred scholarships to school-going children. A passbook of PM Cares for Children, and a health card under Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
PM Modi launched the initiative back in May 2021 to support children who have lost both their parents or legal guardians or adoptive parents or surviving parents to the COVID-19 pandemic, between March 11, 2020, to February 28, 2022.
PM Modi further added that he sympathizes with the situation of people who lost their parents during the COVID pandemic. He said that children who need an education loan for professional loans, for higher education.
He further added that a sum of ₹4,000 has been arranged every month to take care of the daily needs of these children.
The scheme is aimed to ensure comprehensive care and protection of children in a sustained manner by providing them boarding and lodging, empowering them through education and scholarships, and equipping them for self-sufficient existence with the financial support of ₹ 10 lakhs on attaining 23 years of age and ensuring their well being through health insurance.