Tribal kids to be brought back to schools

Tribal kids to be brought back to schools
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Tribal, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Ajmeera Chandulal said the State government had decided to bring change among tribal children, who stopped going to school, by taking special steps. 

Minister A Chandulal presents `25,000 each to D Nagamani and T Bhavani, the tribal students who got State-level ranks

Hyderabad: Tribal, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Ajmeera Chandulal said the State government had decided to bring change among tribal children, who stopped going to school, by taking special steps.

After greeting the students of tribal residential junior colleges here at his chambers on Tuesday, Chandulal said the tribal students got State ranks on par with those of corporate educational institutions. He said he had directed the officials to take up a special drive in June to make the tribal students to join tribal residential schools and hostels.

Stating that the officials should evince special interest with regard to tribal girl students, Chandulal said the State government was preparing a programme to create awareness among the parents of the tribal students by convening special meetings. He said the government was planning to start 50 residential schools to eradicate backwardness among tribal people.

He also directed the officials to launch the works. He said Khammam district would have nine tribal residential schools, Warangal and Adilabad eight each, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar six each, Ranga Reddy, Nizamabad, Medak three each, Karimnagar and Hyderabad district two each.

The Minister also directed the officials to distribute textbooks, notebooks, school uniforms, bunker beds and dual desks to the tribal students. He also presented Rs 25,000 to D Nagamani and T Bhavani, who got State level ranks.

He also revealed that the State government would give Rs 15,000 each to the students, who secured top marks among tribal students. He exuded confidence that the tribal educational institutions would get 100 percent results in the coming years.

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