IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 47
Operation Smile and Operation Muskan aim to:
[A] rescue missing children and reunite them with their families
[B] uplift the urban and rural poor through enhancement of livelihood opportunities
[C] built friendly physical infrastructure environment for Persons with Disabilities
[D] encourage people to save for girl child’s education and marriage under various government schemes
First is the correct option. The Government of India has requested the States/UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31st January, 2016 to be rolled out throughout the country as a follow up of the earlier campaign to rescue/rehabilitate the missing children. Earlier all States/UTs were advised to take up a one month campaign titled ‘Operation Smile’ in the month of January, 2015 to rescue/rehabilitate the missing children. Similarly, another dedicated campaign titled ‘Operation Muskaan’ was launched in the month of July, 2015 throughout the country.