GUWAHATI: Assam education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday distributed scooties to the meritorious girl students at Mushalpur in Baksa district under Dr. Banikanta Kakati Merit Award of Pragyan Bharati scheme. The ambitious scheme launched by the Assam government provides free scooties to the girl students who had passed the higher secondary (HS) second year examinations in first division under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) in 2020.
Around 500 girl students from Baksa district have been found eligible to receive the award.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sarma highlighted the Assam government’s initiatives to promote female education in the state.
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Pleased to share that today I, along with BJP National Gen Secy & MP Sri @DilipSaikia4Bjp, MP @Naba_Kr_Sarania and MLAs, distributed scooters to 542 meritorious girls students under Dr Banikanta Kakati Merit Award at Mushalpur in Baksa. #AssamEduCare pic.twitter.com/zIBU6ft3rj
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) January 2, 2021
Along with minister Sarma, BJP national general secretary and MP Dilip Saikia, MP Naba Kumar Sarania also attended the scooter distribution programme.
The flagship scheme was launched on December 20 at a programme at Amingaon in Kamrup district by Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Under the Pragyan Bharati scheme, total Rs. 144.30 crore will be spent to provide scooties to 22245 girl students to make their journey in the pursuit of knowledge smoother.
While, 22034 students have opted for petrol-driven scooter, 211 girl students have chosen battery-driven scooter.