Punjab government on Thursday announced to start post matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students of government schools of the state.
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that the state government will soon start Dr Hargobind Khurana post matric scholarship for meritorious students under which Rs 30000 per annum will be given to them regardless of income limit.
“The students of government schools of the state who secure 80% or more marks will be eligible for this scholarship and the scheme will launched to enable these students for further study at senior secondary level,” Badal said, adding that Rs 2500 will given to each meritorious students so that they can compete with their peers in convent and private schools.
Badal said that the state government was taking path breaking initiatives for imparting quality education to the students of weaker and unprivileged sections in the government schools. “In order to tap the hidden potential amongst the bright students of the rural areas, the state government was laying special emphasis on strengthening rural education system,”he said, adding that ‘Special Schools’ were being opened in six districts of the state to impart quality education to poor and bright students securing 80% or more marks at Matric level in the Government schools.
He added that these students would be provided free professional education along with boarding and lodging facility to enable them to compete with their convent educated peers.