Brief Outline: The message viral on the social media and whatsapp claiming to be from Pradhan Mantri Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, where a girl child on enrolling would receive a cheque worth Rs 10,000.

Facts Check: Fake

What is Viral? 

रधानमंत्री बालिका सम्रद्धि योजना 2018

प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा 1 से 18 साल की बालिकाओ की निःशुल्क 10 हजार का चैक दिया जा रहा है। बालिकाओं के भविष्य के लिए इस योजनाको चालू किया गया है । 

आवेदन करने की अंतिम तिथि 15 अगस्त है तो जल्दी करें और इस मैसेज को अपने सभी दोस्तों भेजें ताकि इस योजना का लाभ सभी को मिल सके

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Facts Check Analysis: There is no such schemes like the one viral on the social media, if there was any such scheme it would had been already popularized by the main news media. The current viral news as claiming that a girl child from the age of 1 to 10 would get cheque worth Rs 10,000 for free.

The message also states of the last date till August 15, Independence Day and asks everyone to forward this message more.

There are many other such viral messages on the social media like the free distribution of bicycles and school bags.

Despite being a small savings scheme, the Sukanya Samriddhi Account has the potential to have a phenomenal impact on the lives and self esteem of young girls in the country. The scheme aims to ensure a bright future for the girl children by facilitating their education and marriage expenses.

Under the scheme, a parent or legal guardian can open an account in the name of the girl child until she attains the age of ten years. As per the government notification on the Scheme, the account can be opened in any post office branch and designated public sector banks.

Coming back to the viral news, earlier it would direct you to a page, where it would ask you details like Girl child name and other information. On submitting the page you would be redirected to another page asking you more details and ask you to share your information with 10 other people on the whatsapp to complete.

However currently the pages of the website are offline.

Avoid sending the message to other people and clicking similar websites and sharing your personal information.

About The Author

Ashwin Chandra is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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