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Haryana scheme to check drop-out rate

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CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Wednesday that an education promotion scheme costing Rs. 280 crore would be implemented in the State from April 2008 to check the drop-out rate in schools and motivate the students belonging to Schedules Caste.

Addressing a function here organized by Sri Guru Ravi Dass Mahasabha, he hoped that other States would be inspired and launch similar schemes.

Mr.Hooda said that his regime was celebrating 2008 as “Education Year” for total eradication of illiteracy. He disclosed that 70 per cent students belonging to Scheduled Castes dropped out due to financial constraints. Haryana had launched a unique scheme of providing monthly scholarship ranging from Rs. 100 to Rs. 400 besides books, works books and stationery free of cost to the students belonging to Scheduled Castes.

While extending his greetings on the eve of Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti,he said the teachings of the Guru about casteless society were very much relevant today.

President of Haryana unit of Congress Phool Chand Mullana and Kalayat MLA Geeta Bhukkal who is also the President of Sri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha,Sector 20-D, Chandigarh also spoke.

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