State government’s efforts bear fruitsBhopal:Thursday, June 19 :Inclination towards education has increased among members of scheduled castes in the wake of educational facilities extended to them by the state government. It is the result of persistent efforts undertaken by the state government that as many as 78 percent SC students passed higher secondary examinations this year. It may be mentioned that pass percentage of general category students was 81. Thus, the difference between these two categories has come down to only three percent.In this connection, the biggest precedent has been set by Scheduled Castes Residential Excellence School. Not a single student of this school was unsuccessful in higher secondary examination. Not only this, but all the students passed the exam in first division. Experts believe that this achievement has been possible due to ‘School Chalen Ham Abhiyan’ and state government’s efforts to universalize education and these measures have paved the way of creating congenial academic atmosphere right since initial stages.
Other factors that have led to increase in SC students’ performances include scholarships, stipends and free text-books provided to them by the state government. These measures have been successful in removing their hesitation towards acquiring education. The present state government has also ensured that SC students get the benefit of acquiring higher education in best educational institutions of the country. The bounty did not end here, but even the doors of education abroad were thrown open for them at government expenditure.
The state government also intends to provide better employment to these sections apart from education. With this in view, as many as 100 SC students are imbibing technical training every year at Indo-German Tool Room in Indore. Such an additional arrangement has also been made at Dewas-based Tathh Exports. Since good results are forthcoming, these students are being provided jobs in India’s prestigious industrial units.
The state government has always shown alacrity in extending financial assistance to these sections of society. Loans are being provided to them by holding functions. On March this year, 10 thousand 234 SC students were given away Rs 100 crore lump sum amount. Importantly, all the 44 announcements made the Chief Minister in April this year during a Panchayat at his residence have been implemented in toto.