On Tuesday, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the scheme named ‘Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee Scheme’ which provides financial assistance from the banking system to meritorious students from the Capital will now be extended to students who want to pursue education outside the State as well. Earlier, this scheme was limited to those who wanted to pursue higher education in Delhi.
This announcement was made by the CM Kejriwal during an interaction of Chief Minister, along with Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia, had with 372 children from Delhi government schools who had cleared IIT-JEE (Mains) at the Talkatora Stadium.
CM congratulates the students and takes their feedback on how the state government could help students prepare for competitive exams better. CM also shared his own experience as a student of IIT-Kharagpur, told the students that they must enjoy the next four years of their lives while studying engineering.
CM said that no matter which engineering college you get into, don’t allow yourself to remain a bookworm. Instead of only chasing after good grades, participate in cultural and sports activities. That is what will build your personality.
Chief Minister also reminded students that their education was possible due to the money collected from taxpayers and that they must give back to society after they completed their studies.
During the interaction, students suggested that career counseling is given to students in Class IX so that they can decide which stream to choose after Class X. The students also opined that the Delhi government should do more by the way of coaching classes to help them prepare for competitive examinations.
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