Gangtok, 11 Apr [IPR]:
Human Resource Development Department organized a counselling programme for 04 students selected under Dr BR Ambedkar Scholarship 2018 at the chamber of the Director, Primary Education [Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan] today. These students selected under the Scheduled Caste Scholarship Scheme have topped Class V in their respective districts in the academic session 2017.
The four selected students are Prajwal Thatal [Khamdong Sonamati Memorial Government Senior Secondary School, East Sikkim], Sumit Sunar [Langang Government Secondary School, West Sikkim], Sharmila Kami [Bakcha Primary School, North Sikkim] and Pratikcha Ramudamu [Yangyang Government Senior Secondary School, South Sikkim].
Director, Bhim Thatal, congratulated all the students who have topped in their respective districts and informed that this year the students will be sent to Delhi Public School at Yamuna Nagar in Haryana for further studies.
Under the scheme, announced by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on 14 Apr, 2015 at Chintan Bhawan, four students belonging to the SC community will be sponsored for studies outside the state.
This is the third batch of students under the Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme, informed Mr Thatal.
The selected students were given counselling by Mr Thatal in the presence of other senior officials from the department. He informed the students about the system of education and discipline to be maintained by the students in the selected school.
The Director also interacted with the parents of these students and teacher representatives of some schools and elaborated about the scholarship scheme. He further stated that the students and their escorts will be provided with travel cost by the HRDD.
President of All Sikkim Scheduled Caste Association [ASSCWA], Sekhar Sewa, extended his support by offering to travel with the selected students and parents if need be. He also addressed the students and their parents, and advised the students to be more industrious in their study in order to achieve higher goals in life.
The programme also saw the presence of Directors [SSA, Mid-Day Meal], Joint Director and Senior Officials from HRDD and President & Vice President of ASSCWA.