New Delhi: After tailor's son clearing prestigious IIT exam in Delhi, now a 19-year-old daughter of a daily wager has secured admission to the prestigious Lady Hardinge Medical College after clearing National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Shashi thanked Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's 'Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana’ scheme for underprivileged students for her success.
Shashi is the fifth student and the first girl who has successfully secured admission to college after availing benefits under Delhi government's scheme, aimed at providing free coaching to needy students from Scheduled Castes and low-income groups.
Shashi's father, 47-year-old Akhilesh Kumar Gaur, who quit education after Class 12, earns ₹400 per day for plastering walls. Her mother never attended school, according to a report in PTI.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted: "Poverty can be removed in just one generation if we give a good education to our children. I am happy that the scheme is giving wings to the dreams of these students."
Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna scheme
The aim of 'Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna', which was launched in 2017, is to provide quality coaching for economically disadvantaged Scheduled Castes (SCs) candidates to enable them to compete in Competitive examination and succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in Public/ Private sector. Only students belonging to SCs residing in Delhi & who have passed 10th and 12th class ( or studying in class XII) from the schools in Delhi , having total family income of not more than ₹6 lakh per annum will be eligible under the scheme.
Of the 107 students who got free coaching for engineering and medical entrance exams under the 'Jai Bhim Mukhyemantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana', 13 have been declared successful in the JEE Main and 22 in NEET.
-With Agency inputs