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500 meritorious students will get rupees one lakh each for preparing for various competitive examinations: CM

UNI,  Shimla| Published : 10th October 2018

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today said that government would provide incentives to the meritorious students who would get Rs one lakh each for preparation of competitive examinations.

This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the function held here on Wednesday.

He said that to encourage the enrollment in state run School a scheme 'Akhand Shiksha Jyoti Mere Schools Se Nikle Moti' has been started by the state government.

He said that under the scheme, old students who have passed out from the schools of the state and now holding top positions in various establishments in corporate world should act as role models, motivators and guide for the students to enable them to excel in their lives.

Mr Thakur said that despite consistent efforts by government to tackle decreasing enrolment in state run schoolpeople are not coming forward to admit their wards in such education institutions.

Government would ale to inspire others students who are not studying in state owned chools to join them afterexploring the glory of such institutions by such schemes.

All alumni of educational institutions in the State would visit thier old schools and college to assist the students in career counselling and sharing success stories as an inspiration etc. He said that there was no dearth of talent in the State and the only thing required was to give them a direction.

He said that the Government has decided to provide rupees one lakh each to 500 meritorious students of the State for preparing for various competitive examinations like IIT, NEET, IIIT, IIM, JEE, IAS, HAS etc. under the new Scheme Medha Protsahan Yojana.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the entrepreneurs would also provide information and support to the youth regarding meaningful job opportunities in corporate world and in career profiling of these youth through Centre of Excellence-cum-Incubation Centres established in ten selected colleges of the State to tackle problem of growing unemployment in the State.

They would also act as friends of the college students and guide and help in mentoring them for job in today's dynamic job markets, he added.

The Chief Minister said that the Government schools have contributed immensely towards development of the State and society by producing bright students who have created a special place for themselves in different fields. He said that today there was craze among the parents to admit their children in private schools.

Now, in order to motivate the parents to admit their children in Government schools, the State Government has decided to start primary classes in 3391 Government schools in first phase.

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