Widows to be called 'Kalyanis' in MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Widows to be called Updated on : 10-03-2017 11:51 AM
In order to bring in more sensitivity and respect towards widows, the Madhya Pradesh government has announced that widows in the state will be referred to as "Kalyani's" in all official documents.


In line with the Prime Minister's call to use the word 'Divyang' instead of 'Viklang' while referring to a person with physicsl disabilities, the Madhya Pradesh government has announced that widows in the state will be referred to as "Kalyani's" in all official documents and welfare related schemes.

Meanwhile, political parties cutting across party lines have welcomed the decision of the state government.

The state govt has stressed on the point of empowerment of women and also called for the portrayal of widows in a positive light.

(PV- 10/03)

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