- About 2 lakh 65 thousand students of 10th and 12th students of degree colleges and state schools of the state are benefitted
Dehradun : Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in a public dialogue program organized for the implementation of free mobile tablet scheme at Government Girls Inter College, Rajpur Road, Dehradun on Saturday. On this occasion, the Chief Minister distributed free tablets to 100 girl students of the school. On Saturday, this program was organized in all the 70 Vidhan Sabhas of the state. The Chief Minister announced that an auditorium would be built at Government Girls Inter College, Rajpur Road.
For the purchase of free tablets by the state government for the education of about 02 lakh 65 thousand students in the state, an amount of 12 thousand rupees is being provided per student through DBT. In this sequence, funds have been given by DBT to 1 lakh 59 thousand students of class 10th and 12th of government schools for tablet purchase. While wishing everyone a Happy New Year, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that during the Corona period, children had to face a lot of difficulties to study for online studies. Keeping in mind the problems of the children, tablets are being made available for them by the government. The Chief Minister said that whenever he goes among the children, his childhood memories are refreshed. Addressing the children, he said that everyone has to make good use of time to achieve their goals in life. He said that whatever work you do in life, do it with full devotion. Everyone has to move ahead in life with a choiceless resolution. The Chief Minister said that India is a young country. 65 percent of the country’s population is below 35 years of age. The country is progressing rapidly under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India is becoming self-reliant India.
The Chief Minister said that all possible efforts are being made by the State Government for the qualitative improvement of education in the State. Virtual classes are being run in 500 schools of the state under digital learning. These services will soon be started in 600 other schools also. 1418 smart classes are being set up in 709 government schools of the state, this work will be completed by January 15, 2022. On behalf of the state government, it has been decided to provide free text books for the students of class 09 to 12 in all government schools. Free bags and shoes are also being provided to the students of class 01 to 08 in government schools. The amount of state level scholarship has been increased in the interest of the students. The amount of Shivanand Nautiyal State Merit Scholarship has been increased from Rs 250 to Rs 1500 per month and the number of beneficiary students has also been increased from 11 to 100. The amount of Sridev Suman scholarship has also been increased from Rs.150 to Rs.01 thousand. Under the Chief Minister Pratibha Protsahan Yojana, a scholarship of Rs 2500 is being given to the meritorious students of class 12th for 5 years.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister appealed to the people of the state that vigilance is necessary to protect against the new variant of Covid, Omicron. He said that Covid must follow the appropriate behavior. All preparations have been made by the government to protect against corona, but vigilance is very important to prevent it.
On this occasion Secretary Education R. Meenakshi Sundaram, District Magistrate Dehradun Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar, Director General Education Vanshidhar Tiwari, Director Secondary Education Seema Jaunsari, Director SCERT R. K. Kunwar, Chief Education Officer Dehradun Dr. Mukul Kumar Sati, Principal Government Girls Inter College Rajpur Road, Premlata Bodai, school teachers and students were present.