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Uttarakhand to Open Schools Providing Free Education to Meritorious Students

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Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Uttarakhand, has announced establishing a school that will provide free education to meritorious students belonging from financially weak background. Eligible candidates will be required to clear state-level entrance test which will secure their admission into this school. Classes VI to XII will be taught in the school. As per proposed plan, the school will charge fees from students with sound financial background and invest the money into the education of poor students.

While addressing the students during Uttarakhand’s e-Samvad Programme, Rawat divulged to audiences the state government’s commitment towards establishing an improved higher education sector. He also talked about setting a national law college—a residential law college which will be instrumental for smooth facilitation of post-graduate studies and research-based skill development in the state.

Citing the example of A P J Abdul Kalam as a source of inspiration, Rawat encouraged the students to not lose hope even in the face of adversities. “He went to Rishikesh, took the guidance of a saint and grew up to become one of the country’s top scientists and later its president,” the Chief Minister explained.

The move will provide students strained by financial instabilities to choose from a spectrum of career options after receiving quality school education, free of cost, in the state.

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