Assam Govt's Grand Gesture: 35,000 Scooters for Meritorious Class 12 Students
Assam Govt's Grand Gesture: 35,000 Scooters for Meritorious Class 12 Students

Guwahati: The Assam government has undertaken an initiative to provide over 35,000 scooters to deserving students who excelled in the Class 12 exams. Under the Dr. Banikanta Kakati Award scheme, a total of 35,775 meritorious students will receive scooters on November 30. This decision was approved by the Assam cabinet on October 31.

The scheme will benefit 5,566 boys who achieved 75% or higher and 30,209 girls who scored 60% or higher in the Class 12 examinations conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).

Announcing this cabinet decision, Assam Tourism Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah stated, "The state government will provide scooters to 35,775 meritorious students who passed the Class 12 examination, and the scooter distribution program will be held on November 30."

Additionally, 27,183 students who secured 75% or more in the HSLC examination conducted by the Assam Secondary Board of Education (SEBA) will receive Rs 15,000 each under the Anundoram Borooah Award scheme on November 29.

On October 14, the Assam Government distributed bicycles to over 3.7 lakh students as part of the CM's Special Scheme. Of these students, 56% were girls. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma emphasized that progress and development hinge on enhancing the quality of life and creating an environment where children can access quality education. The state has taken steps to revamp more than 4,000 schools and address teacher vacancies. In addition to distributing bicycles, students are being provided with computers and two-wheelers. CM Sarma highlighted that they distributed bicycles worth Rs 161 crore to 3.7 lakh deserving class IX students in public schools, with a majority of them being girls.

It's worth noting that under this initiative, a total of 3,69,454 Class IX students received free bicycles, involving an expenditure of Rs 161 crore. CM Sarma also revealed the government's plan to construct over 4,000 state-of-the-art model high schools in Assam by 2030. These model schools will be equipped with modern facilities to cater to students in villages and remote areas of the state.

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