Kolkata, Aug. 14 -- This day is celebrated by the State Government as Kanyashree Dibas, dedicated to the flagship Kanyashree Prakalpa or Kanyashree Scheme.

On this occasion, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will address students at a grand programme. She will also award girls who have achieved in various fields, like education, sports and social activity.

This much-feted scheme was conceived by Ms Banerjee and it was she who inaugurated it on October 1, 2013.

To mark this day, the chief minister in a tweet message said, "Today is

#KanyashreeDibas, a special day for #Bangla. The #Kanyashree scheme, started in 2013, has since won the @UN (first prize) award. Girls are the assets of our state, our country and the world."

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