TEZU, Mar 31: Parliamentary Secretary for PHED & WS, Karikho Kri gave away banker’s check of Rs 6500 each to a select group of girl student beneficiaries of Pratibha Khoj scheme – all belonging to Tezu-Sunpura block of Lohit district – in a brief function held at the BRC Hall here yesterday.
The Pratibha Khoj scheme under SSA was launched in the State to promote girls’ education and to check school dropout rates among girl students. So far, altogether 90 girl students from all five blocks of the district have been benefited under the scheme.
The function was held simultaneously with a coordination meeting organized by the District Level Monitoring Committee in order to discuss issues of educational institutions of Tezu-Sunpura block.
Speaking on the occasion, the Parliamentary Secretary emphasized on girls’ education for self-dependency, and said that the awardees would be the source of inspiration for others. He also announced incentives for toppers of class XII, stating that hard work and perseverance never goes unrewarded.
Deputy Commissioner R K Sharma said that both students and teachers are equally important for the development of society, and advised the students to become good citizens of the country. DDSE K Rina also spoke on the occasion. The departmental officials and Panchayat members were also present.
At Namsai block, the ADC while giving away the cash advised the beneficiaries not to en-cash the amount but to redeposit it in the bank for another two-three years so that they could use the money in their college studies. (DIPRO)



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