STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mega cycle Distribution Starts

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday commenced distribution of bi-cycles worth `230.72 crore to 6.44 lakh to Plus One students during academic year 2014-15.

Published: 28th June 2014 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2014 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday commenced distribution of bi-cycles worth `230.72 crore to 6.44 lakh to Plus One students during academic year 2014-15.

Of the total number of students, 3,57,600 are girls. For the first time since the launch of the scheme, distribution has started in the beginning of the academic year itself. The scheme was launched during 2001-2002 during Jayalalithaa’s previous tenure as the Chief Minister with a view to encourage girls continue their studies. It benefited students from SC/ST communities studying in Plus One and Plus Two classes.   From 2005-06 onwards, the scheme was extended to all students studying Plus One in government and government-aided schools.  Seven students received bi-cycles at a function held at the Secretariat on Friday and they thanked the Chief Minister for the gesture, an official release here said. 



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp