Assam CM launches schemes for college students, literary bodies
GUWAHATI [Maha Media]: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday launched two schemes to provide monetary assistance to college students and literary bodies of the state. Under Pragyan Bharati scheme, 3,26,046 college students were given ?1,500 each for purchasing text books, while a total of ?161 crore was reimbursed for the free admission of 4 lakh eligible students.
The second scheme is Bhasha Gourab, under which the state government provided 21 Sahitya Sabhas (literary bodies) with a total of ?43 crore as a contribution towards their corpus funds.
Under the scheme, 600 writers have also got ?50,000 each to help in their literary activities.
The young generation must strive for knowledge through education and utilise the opportunity provided by the two schemes, the chief minister said. The state government is committed to providing higher education to the poorest of the poor, he said.