Bhopal: Launching the state-level ‘School Chalen Ham Abhiyan’ (Let’s go to school Campaign) at Silwani in Raisen district today, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that laptops will be given to 17000 students securing over 85 percent marks in class XII exams.
Speaking on the occasion, Chouhan said that those students who could not avail the benefit under laptop scheme last year will also be given laptops this year.
The Chief Minister said that a Higher Education Fund will be set up to assist talented students, who are deprived of higher education due to lack of money. He said that the state government is committed to ensuring that no child remains deprived of education due to lack
The Chief Minister said that the state government has taken a number of measures to ensure quality education and its facilities. He informed that free of costs cycles will be given directly to students going to other villages for study and amount for uniform will be deposited in parents accounts. He exhorted students to concentrate on studies. Government will provide every possible assistance to them.
Launching the School Chalen Ham Abhiyan’, the Chief Minister said that it is resolve of the state government to ensure that no child remains out of school. For this, a well planned out campaign is being carried out in the state with the help of responsible members of society and volunteers. He said that this year’s exam results show that the level and quality of education has gone up in government schools. He said that results of government schools was over 57 percent whereas in private schools the pass percentage was 49 percent.
To mark this occasion, the chief minister arrived at a government school at Silawni where he acted as a school teacher by telling the school children about several important things . He wrote some maths questions on the blackboard and asked the children to give the answers. He also gave them chocolates.
‘Sumit! Your education is now our responsibility‘
When Class III student of Silwani government primary school Sumit Thakur gave a letter to the Chief Minister informing that his parents have died and he wishes to study further, Chouhan embraced him and asked him to study with concentration since his education was the responsibility of the state government.
The Chief Minister also honoured the meritorious class X and XII students. He specially felicitated Ku. Neha Vishwakarma who has opposed her child marriage and decided to move ahead in life.