As per the recent reports, Bengaluru Mayor R. Sampath Raj has announced on Friday that the first female baby born in the New Year at a civic hospital in the city, will be given free education till under-graduation.
It was reported that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will deposit Rs 5 lakh in a joint bank account of its commissioner and the first girl child.
Bengaluru Mayor R. Sampath Raj said in a statement, “The first girl child born in the New Year (January 1) through a normal delivery at any civic hospital in the city would get free education up to degree level in a college so that girls are not considered a burden”.
The interest on the deposited money would be used for her education.
It was further added, “Pregnant women who go to civic hospitals for delivery are from poor families and unfortunately think a girl child is a burden for them to bring up”.
It was learned that the Health officials at the civic hospitals will record the timings of female babies born after December 31 midnight.
He also said, “Since a Caesarean-section birth can be induced any time, civic doctors have decided to reward only the girl child born through natural process”.