Previous govts gave scholarships to students only after ensuring their political gains: Yogi

Lucknow, Dec 2 (UNI), Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday claimed that previous governments in the state used to offer scholarships to talented students only after ascertaining their political gain.

Without naming any names, he said, “Previous governments were discriminating, and in 2016-2017, scholarships for SC/ST students only were suspended.”

CM was speaking after transferring Rs 458.66 crore online for scholarships to 12.17 thousand deserving students of the state at an event organized at his official residence here on Thursday.

Yogi Adityanath also interacted with some of the student beneficiaries at the event.

The Prime Minister said that in the past four years, the BJP government has worked hard to add more than 40 students for scholarships to the number of children who were awarded a scholarship earlier.

Yogi Adityanath said it is known that the top priority of his government is to pass on the schemes of the government to the last person.

“The government is making all efforts on its part to implement it, but awareness is also important in this. This program is part of that awareness. In the past four and a half years, our government has done the work of connecting more than 40 lakh children with this scheme, out of the number of students who were getting Ex-Government Scholarship. I am happy that Rs 458.66 crore is being made available to 12,17,631 crore students as scholarship/fee payment today. The scholarship helps a lot for students to study more in the future. It is a matter of happiness for the government too.”

He said that last October 2, the state government sent scholarship installments to about 57 students, but due to the Corona epidemic, a large number of schools/colleges could not start.

“Due to the delayed acceptance of students, the scholarship is being sent out in different installments. I extend my warmest congratulations and best wishes to all the young friends in the state who are awarded the scholarship today,” he said, adding that the remaining students will receive a scholarship today. I granted them by the end of December.

In the course of interacting with the beneficiaries, Pranav from Gazipur and Atul Singh from Maharajganj, students of Government Polytechnic College in Firuzabad, asked how they use the scholarship money. Students replied that with this money they were depositing college expenses and buying course materials.

Each year, the state government offers Post-Tenth Scholarship Benefits, Fee Payment and Pre-Tenth Scholarship Scheme for students of over 56 poor families.

The Scholarship Distribution Program is held every year on October 2 and January 26. The next General Assembly elections are scheduled in the state, so the government is trying to provide scholarships to all students in the state by December.

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