Punjab Government will launch a unique education scheme with the help of renowned private educational institutions to provide higher education free of cost to the brilliant students of poor families especially with rural background in top private schools of the state.
The decision was taken by the Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal in a meeting with the renowned educationists and academicians today. Badal exhorted the eminent educationists and academicians to make sincere efforts to provide quality education to these students in their schools to enable them to compete at par with other students.
Badal said that the education sector is on priority for Punjab government and they are fully committed to impart quality education in the state. It is a bounden duty on the part of all of us to cherish the aspirations of this disadvantaged section of the students and save our young intelligent potential that could prove to be an asset to the nation in future. Badal said that his government will provide full support to private institutions from the government side for this noble cause. He also directed Director General of School Education to visit various interested private schools to study their requirement in term of hostel accommodation and other infrastructure to initiate this scheme. He also the educationists to open more new educational branches of their institutions to cater the need of these deprived students.