New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release benefits under the ‘PM CARES for Children’ Scheme via video-conferencing on Monday, The Prime Minister Office (PMO) said on Sunday.
“The PM will transfer scholarships to school going children. A passbook of ‘PM CARES for Children’, and Health card under Ayushman Bharat – ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ will be handed over to the children during the programme,” the PMO said in a statement.
The beneficiary children along with their guardians/caregivers and concerned District Magistrate of their respective district will join the event through virtual mode, it added.
The event will be attended by the Ministers, Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies of respective States/UTs, it further said.
‘The PM CARES for Children’ Scheme was launched by the PM on May 29, 2021, to support children who have lost both the parents or legal guardian or adoptive parents or surviving parent to Covid-19 pandemic during the period from March 11, 2020 to February 28, 2022.
The objective of the Scheme is to ensure comprehensive care and protection of children in a sustained manner by providing them boarding and lodging, empowering them through education and scholarships, equipping them for self-sufficient existence with financial support of Rs 10 lakh on attaining 23 years of age and ensuring their wellbeing through health insurance.
A portal named pmcaresforchildren.in was launched to register the children under the scheme. The portal is a single window system which facilitates approval process and all other assistance for children.