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Documentary on Kanyashree scheme at Kolkata film fest

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A short film on the Kanyashree project of the will be screened today in the documentary section of the 23rd International Film Festival.

The 15-minute film - Kanyashree Samman - projects the struggle of 15 young girls from against adverse circumstances and financial constraints, director Mallika Roychowdhury said.


"The documentary brings to focus the story of girls who have benefitted from the Kanyashree project. The film epitomises women empowerment," she said.

The Kanyashree Prakalpa, launched by the state in 2013, is a transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and preventing their early marriage.

"I wish to show the film to honourable Chief Minister one day. She received the global recognition for Kanyashree from the UN at The Hague recently and made daughters of Bengal proud," Roychowdhury said.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 16:07 IST
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