Punjab launches scholarship scheme for poor meritorious students
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday launched scholarship scheme for the poor meritorious students of government schools across the state.
Badal said that under the new Dr Hargobind Khurana scholarship scheme, the state government has taken initiative to bridge the gap of education between the affluent and poor students. “Under this initiative, the poor and bright students who had secured 80 percent or above marks in exams will be given scholarship amount of Rs 30000 per annum that will enable them to study without any economic hardship,” Badal said, adding that the scheme will play a vanguard role in incentivizing the students for securing more and more marks.
He said that the state government is making all out efforts to ensure that the students of poor and weaker sections of society get quality education so as to compete with their convent educated peers. Further, the state government has decided to six ‘Special Schools’ across the state in which the meritorious students will be provided free boarding and lodging facilities along with quality education facility by the state government.