DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has started two centre, where students having poor family background, will be groomed on the pattern of super 30. It was formally launched by the state chief minsiter Trivendra Singh Rawat in the presence of GAIL CMD BC Tripathi here in chief minister residence on Tuesday.
CM Rawat said that one centre each in Srinagar of Pauri district and Dwarhat of Almora district is being opened. In view of their poor financial background GAIL has decided to give them Rs 5000 scholarship per month to the students, who gets selected in IIT or NIT, till next four years.
For this GAIL has signed contract with CSRL (Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership in the presence of state CM Rawat and Minister of state for higher education Dr Dhan Singh Rawat. On behalf of GAIL their executive director Vandana Chanan and CSRL Director SK Shahi singned the agreement between the two companies.
Tripathi said that GAIL spends Rs 100 crore per annum under corporate social responsibility (CSR) across the state. They had started this bid from Kanpur UP in the year 2009. Since then more than 800 students were groomed to be best brain of the countries and now they are serving to the nation of different position.
Dr Dhan singh Rawat said that we have started top 50 for NDA and now we would also provide best coaching facility to the poor and meritorious students of the state for publice service commission examination. For this we would select 20 students from each district thereafter we would conduct state level entract examination and once they qualify then they would be send for further coaching in Delhi so that they would compete with other student in UPSC or PSC. In NDA preparation state would reserve 10 percent seat for martyre family or their ward.
Even it has been noticed that students, who qualify the entrance exmamination of IIT, are facing hardship in getting education loan so state government has decided to provide them education loan through cooperative banks and interest rate would be one percent lesser than the existing rate of public sector banks.