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Cheque distribution prog under Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi held in BTR

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HT Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, April 26:
 The distribution of cheque of Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi scheme, a first-of-its-kind initiative of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) government for helping financially weak students was held on Wednesday across the districts of BTR.
A total of 9200 students representing 46 blocks of BTR districts would be benefited under the Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi which has been initiated under the Education department of Bodoland Territorial Region government.
Each of the students was given a cheque of amounting Rs 5000 which has been regarded as a first-of-its-kind initiative of BTR government which has been aiming for helping financially-weak students in various parts of BTR.
In Kokrajhar, chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), Pramod Boro ceremonially distributed cheques among the students under the ‘Giyan Swrang Bithangki’ scheme in a programme held at the auditorium hall of Science College amidst presence of MLA Lawrence Islary, BTR executive member Arup Kumar Dey, MCLA Madhab Chandra Chetry.
In his speech, Boro said that the BTR government has initiated Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi to extend financial helping hand among the poor family background students in the entire BTR districts.
He informed that altogether 9200 students are getting the benefits under the Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi scheme through the education department of the BTR government.
In Mushalpur, the cheque distribution of Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi scheme was held at Barama College auditorium under Mushalpur sub-division in Baksa district.
Assam cabinet minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma, BTCLA speaker Katiram Boro, BTR executive members Rakesh Brahma, Ghanashyam Das and MCLA Mantu Boro graced the event as guests.
He said that the Giyan Swrang Bithangkhi is a first-of-its-kind initiative of the BTR government aimed at assisting financially disadvantaged students in various parts of the BTR and under the scheme, each poor student will receive Rs 5000.
“The programme is a commendable effort by the BTR govt, led by Pramod Boro, to promote education and ensure that no child is left behind due to financial constraints. It was heartening to see the smiles on the faces of the students who received the cheques,” Brahma added.

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