Mission Vatsalya Scheme
Ministry of Women and Child development launches a revolutionary initiative that marks a pivotal moment in the area of child welfare and empowerment.
- Mission Vatsalya Scheme is a holistic approach towards child welfare that recognizes the well-being of a child beyond its basic necessities inclined with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- The program ensures comprehensive healthcare, quality education, and psychological support, promoting the development of young minds to their fullest potential.
- Ministry of Women & Child Development oversees the “Mission Vatsalya,” a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, which was previously known as the Child Protection Services (CPS) Sche
me since 2009-10.
- The implementation of Mission Vatsalya is guided by the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, forming the basic framework for its operations.
- Unlike conventional schemes that focus solely on the economic aspect, Mission Vatsalya addresses social barriers impeding children’s growth.
- By extending assistance to single-parent families, orphans, and those with special needs, the scheme fosters inclusivity and ensures that no child is left behind.
- The scheme recognizes that each child is unique, and tailored support ensures that they receive an education that embraces their cultural heritage while preparing them for the global stage.
- Poverty often holds back the potential of children, curtailing their dreams and aspirations. Mission Vatsalya endeavors to break these chains of poverty by providing financial aid and scholarships to deserving students, enabling them to pursue higher education and secure a brighter future for themselves and their families.
- The scheme encourages community engagement and adapts its strategies to cater to the evolving needs of children.