BHOPAL: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government on Monday organised a State Level Leadership Development Camp for 234 students and 47 sports players of the SC and ST communities. Addressing the meeting of students, Chouhan said that coaching centres will be set-up in the state to provide free tutoring of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students in order to prepare them for national level entrance examinations. Moreover, SC and ST students will be provided sports coaching facilities
Chouhan said that a ‘Mukhyamantri Vidushi’ scheme will be started under which 50 girls from most backward class of SC and ST categories will be selected from class 6. These girls will be provided free higher education beside all other facilities. He said meritorious students attending state level leadership development camp on Monday will be taken for an India tour in batches from the 2017-18 fiscal year. He further mentioned that backward, poor and depraved communities top the priority of the state government.
He argued the state government has provided free books, scholarship, free cycles, hostels beside other better facilities for education of SC and ST students. Lap tops and smart phones will be provided to students of these categories on securing 75% marks in class 12 examination and on getting admission in the colleges respectively. The government has decided that fee of these students will be borne by the state government on selection in I.I.Ts, I.I.Ms, National Law College and medical colleges through All India Competitive Examinations.
Minister for forest Dr Gourishankar Shejwar said that all resources have been provided by the state government for education of SC and ST students. Students of these categories have talents and capabilities to rise. Minister for SC/ST welfare Gyan Singh mentioned that remarkable works have been undertaken for the students of these categories. Three hundred fifty students of SC and ST categories have been selected in institutes like I.I.T., N.I.T. and I.I.M, he claimed. The state government is committed for the welfare of such students.