Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday felicitated 147 meritorious students of CBSE, ICSE and UP boards with the Rani Laxmi Bai Puraskar at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow.
"In several states, population of girls was less than boys and hence, the Prime Minister had to launch Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign... Girls were securing higher ranks in examinations... his was lesson for those who deprive girls of education or were involved in female feticide,” said Adityanath, while felicitating the students.
He reiterated that UP government will run a two-week campaign named Khoob Padho Aage Badho in which students up to Class VIII will be given free uniforms, shoes, socks, school bags and books.
While the CM expressed happiness over the performance of girls who scored better than boys once again this year, the UP Board announced the results of the high school or Class 10 and intermediate or Class 12 board examinations 2017 on June 9.
"Girls outsmarting boys in this examination indicates Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has brought positive changes in the society," Adityanath said.