Meritorious Social Welfare students gifted laptops
What the students from Telangana State achieved was exemplary and so were the rewards that came in as recognition for their meritorious feats.
Hyderabad: What the students from Telangana State achieved was exemplary and so were the rewards that came in as recognition for their meritorious feats.
Minister for Scheduled Caste Development G Jagadish Reddy on Wednesday distributed laptops to 24 former students, including girls, of Social Welfare residential educational institutions, who secured admission in IITs, NITs and other prestigious institutions in the previous academic year.
The jackpot did not end just there. The Minister also announced a cash incentive of Rs 50,000 to six students who joined IITs and Rs 40,000 to 16 students, who made it to NITs and two for getting through in other prominent institutions. The Minister, while thanking Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for his promotion of education, stated that the initiative was endeavoured to support all meritorious students to be on par with classmates from elite sections while pursuing higher studies.
Jagadish Reddy reiterated that Telangana State was the first in the country to establish residential degree colleges for women and men that provided privileges that compared with the best of corporate institutions.
He complimented TSWREIS Secretary Dr RS Praveen Kumar and the teaching staff for striving to bring in an element of excellence and producing quality students year after year with a remarkable consistency.
“Thanks to the laptops that have been gifted to us poor students, we can do our projects and assignments without depending on someone else”, observed one of the beneficiaries, Sridhar Babu of IIT, Bombay, who, apparently, spoke on behalf of the students assembled on the occasion.
Principal Secretary, Scheduled Caste Development Department Ajay Mishra and Dr Praveen Kumar graced the occasion, which was held at the Secretariat.