- Chief Minister awarded cheques of Rs 50,000 each to 10 students.
- 97 students from Prayas residential schools have got admission in prestigious institution.
- 9 Prayas schools are operating in state and the number of seats has been increased to 4000.
Raipur: CM Bhupesh Baghel on Friday felicitated students of Prayas Residential School, a government initiative to provide coaching to help students prepare for admissions. Many students from this school have secured admissions in the lIT, NIT and other prestigious higher education institutions. Chief Minister awarded cheques of Rs 50,000 each to 10 students, who got admission in IIT, NIT and equivalent institutions. This amount has been provided to the students for laptops. So far 97 students from Prayas residential schools have got admission to lITs, 261 in NITs and IIIT, 29 in CA, CS, CMA, 833 in engineering colleges, 39 in Medical College and 3 students have successfully cracked CLAT.
“There is no lack of talent in Chhattisgarh, all we need to do is to hone the talent and provide better opportunities for the students to shine. Prayas Residential School was started in the year 2010 with 200 seats, with the objective to provide opportunities to the Naxal affected children and those in scheduled areas. Today 9 Prayas schools are operating in the state, wherein the number of seats has been increased to 4000,” CM said addressing the student’s award ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Prayas Residential School.
CM released the progress report of the school for the year 2021-22. Secretary, Scheduled Castes and Tribes Welfare Department, DD Singh informed that these schools were established for the all-around development of talented children studying in Naxal affected districts. Commissioner Shammi Abidi informed that children of families affected by Naxal violence are given direct admission to this school. More and more students from these schools are successfully cracking the competitive examinations.