The Assam Government will distribute over 35000 scooters to deserving students who have passed the Class 12 exam with 75 per cent and above (for girls, 60 per cent and above). The Dr Banikanta Kakati Award scheme, will provide scooters to 35,775 meritorious students on November 30. The Assam cabinet decided on October 31.
5566 boys who secured 75 per cent and above and 30209 girls who secured 60 per cent and above in the Class 12 examination conducted by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will get scooters under the scheme.
Announcing the cabinet decisions, Assam Tourism Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah said, “The state government will provide scooters to 35775 meritorious students who passed the Class 12 examination, and the scooters distribution programme will be held on November 30.
Similarly, 27183 students who have secured 75 per cent and above in the HSLC examination conducted by Assam Secondary Board of Education (SEBA) will be given Rs 15,000 under the Anundoram Borooah Award scheme on November 29.”
On October 14, the Assam Government distributed bicycles as part of CM’s Special Scheme to students over 3.7 lakh. Out of these students, 56 per cent were girls. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Pragati and Vikas rest on improving ease of living and building an ecosystem where our children can access quality education. From revamping over 4,000 schools and fulfilling teaching vacancies, Assam also equips students with cycles, computers and two-wheelers. “We distributed bicycles worth Rs 161 cr to 3.7 lakh meritorious class IX students across public schools, 56 per cent of them are girls”, the CM said.
Notably, under the scheme, altogether, 3,69,454 students of Class IX were given free bicycles involving a financial outlay of Rs 161 crore. Notably, CM Sarma said that the Assam Government will construct over 4000 state-of-the-art model high schools in the State by 2030. These model schools will have all the modern facilities for the students of villages and far-flung areas of the State.