Srinagar, Jan. 20 -- Gulshan Akhtar from Mantipora finally found solace when she received cash relief of Rs 50,000 under the State Marriage Assistance Scheme. It was a dream of a 33-year-old specially-abled woman to settle down in life.

"During my field visit, I met Gulshan who wanted to marry but couldn't due to her poor financial conditions. I informed her about the scheme. It helped her to bear the expenses for the marriage", Shah Rouf, Tehsil Social Welfare Officer, told The Kashmir Monitor.

Jammu and Kashmir government has launched special awareness campaigns to motivate deserving people to come forward and seek help. "Many individuals have benefited from these awareness campaigns," said Rouf.

State Marriage Assistance Scheme is a...