For the development of Odia language and encouraging students’ interest towards the language, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced Rs 5,000 scholarship for 10 students of each block for scoring good marks in the language. He also announced Rs 5,000 scholarship each for a total of 40,000 students for scoring good marks in HSC board examinations.
“Education will take us to the next level of development. With our focus on quality education, we can take our State to next level. This can happen when all of us join together in a movement,” Naveen said while making the announcement.
"I want the students of my state to excel in all fields, including education, sports, music, art and social service," he said, adding that he had full faith in the younger generation.
While addressing the school students on the occasion of Children’s Day, Patnaik said the students should develop a scientific mind while gathering knowledge about modern technologies in order to translate their dreams into reality.
While encouraging students, he said, “As a student you have 3 responsibilities – first is to study well, second is to realize the responsibilities towards your parents and third is to do something for the society, village and country you belong.”
He also announced the 'Mukhya Mantri Medha Bruti' (MMMB) cash reward scheme for students faring well in the Class 10 board examinations.
As many as 100 students in each block and municipal corporation area, 50 each in the municipalities and 20 each in the notified area council (NAC) of the state would benefit from the scheme, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief said.
The parents of students who performed well in exams would also be felicitated, he said, adding that the three best schools in every block would be given a cash incentive of Rs 1 lakh each.
Announcing the 'Mo School' (My School) campaign, the chief minister sought the involvement of the alumni and the public in general for the development of the institutions.
"If anybody donates any amount to a school, the government will donate double that amount to that school," he said.
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