Jaya’s birth anniversary to be observed as ‘Girl Child Protection Day’

Declaring that February 24, which marks the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, will be observed as the ‘State Girl Child Protection Day’, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami announced five schemes for children living in government-run homes. When the orphaned girls living in government-run homes complete 21 years of age, the government will deposit `2 lakh in the bank in their name. A scheme was announced for girls who face problems after leaving government-run homes on completion of 18 years of age.