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I will swim against the current: Yeddyurappa

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108 SSLC toppers given computers

Incentives will help children from rural areas to do well: Kageri


Bangalore: A function organised to give away free computers to toppers in Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams provided a platform for Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, facing heat from the Opposition in the ongoing Assembly session, to declare that he will “swim against the current and come out a winner.”

Speaking after giving away computers to 108 toppers from all the 34 educational districts of the State for 2010-11, here on Monday, he said that no other Chief Minister in the history of Karnataka had faced the kind of “agni pareekshe” he was facing.

“My elders have taught me to be tough and swim against he current,” he said, adding that Karnataka would emerge as a “model State”; it had already won praise from the Centre for financial management. He added that Karnataka in the next three years would be self-sufficient in power as well.

Budget priority

Returning to the question of education, the Chief Minister said the next budget would place special emphasis on education.

“It is worrying that only 16 to 17 students out of every 100 students who come out school go on to study in colleges,” he said, adding that the scheme to give computers would encourage more people to pursue higher education.

Students from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Class IX scoring more than 60 per cent were, 24,600 in all, given incentive at the same function.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said that such incentives would help children from rural areas and disadvantaged sections get over their sense of inferiority and do well.

He said that out of the 108 students who got computers, 73 were from Kannada medium schools and one from an Urdu medium school. Of those selected, 57 were boys and 51 girls.

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