Delhi government extends financial support to 6,820 students
New Delhi, October 4 (SocialNews.XYZ) Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday extended financial aid of Rs 48.14 crore and handed over the checks to 6,820 students pursuing higher education under the Merit-cum-Means financial aid program.
In distributing the checks to the students, said Sisodia, “It is the responsibility of the Delhi government that any student in Delhi who is talented and willing to work hard does not miss the opportunity to study. It is the responsibility of the Delhi government that any child progressing in the field of higher education should not drop out of school for lack of funds. “
The deputy CM said that only 2,500 students received a budget of Rs 14 crore at the start of this program, adding that it is a great joy that this year 6,820 students are benefiting from this program. “This year the budget for this program has been increased to Rs 48 crore,” Sisodia said.
Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, said unemployment is the biggest crisis facing the country today. “We must make India a country providing jobs,” he added.
He called on students to become job providers and start businesses such that children living abroad dream of finding jobs in Indian companies. He said that any country becomes a developed nation not on the strength of governments or their policies but on the basis of better education.
The Deputy CM called on the beneficiaries that it is now their responsibility to become a good businessman, a good officer, a good teacher and to do their duty to the country.
Over 13,000 students have benefited from the program over the past 3 years at a cost of Rs 87 crore. The program provides one hundred percent financial assistance to children of families with ration cards, 50 percent to those with an annual family income of less than Rs 2.50 lakh and 25 percent to those with a family income. annual is over Rs 2.50 lakh but less than Rs 6 lakh.