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Efforts on to provide buses for tea tribe students

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 20 � Efforts are on to provide buses to the tea tribe students to make it easier for them to cover the distance between their native places and their educational institutions, said Tea Board of India Chairman MGVK Bhanu at a function here today.

The function was organised by the Assam Tea Tribes� Students Association (ATTSA) to felicitate the tea tribe students who passed their High School Leaving Certificate and Higher Secondary examinations in the first division this year. Bhanu was addressing the function as special guest.

ATTSA general secretary Pawan Bedia told this newspaper that the assertion made by the Tea Board Chairman was supported by Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar. The Union Minister attended the function as chief guest.

At the function, the ATTSA pleaded for setting up a coaching centre at New Delhi to help the tea tribe students of the State to prepare for the IAS examination and provide the students of these communities special training so that they can join the National Defence Academy and IITs.

The students� body also called for introduction of a programme in line with the Super 30, for the students of the weaker sections of the tea tribe communities so that they can avail of free-of-cost study and hostel facilities after completing their high or higher secondary level education, Bedia said.

Around 220 students of the tea tribe communities, who passed their High School Leaving Certificate Examination this year in the first division, were felicitated and each of them was presented a citation, an Anglo-Assamese dictionary and a cheque of Rs 2,000 in the function.

Around 180 students of these communities, who passed the Higher Secondary Examination this year in the first division, were also felicitated in the function. Each of them was presented a citation, an Anglo-Assamese dictionary and a cheque of Rs 2,500, Bedia said.

The function was attended, among others, by Rajya Sabha MP Santosh Kujur.

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Efforts on to provide buses for tea tribe students

GUWAHATI, July 20 � Efforts are on to provide buses to the tea tribe students to make it easier for them to cover the distance between their native places and their educational institutions, said Tea Board of India Chairman MGVK Bhanu at a function here today.

The function was organised by the Assam Tea Tribes� Students Association (ATTSA) to felicitate the tea tribe students who passed their High School Leaving Certificate and Higher Secondary examinations in the first division this year. Bhanu was addressing the function as special guest.

ATTSA general secretary Pawan Bedia told this newspaper that the assertion made by the Tea Board Chairman was supported by Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar. The Union Minister attended the function as chief guest.

At the function, the ATTSA pleaded for setting up a coaching centre at New Delhi to help the tea tribe students of the State to prepare for the IAS examination and provide the students of these communities special training so that they can join the National Defence Academy and IITs.

The students� body also called for introduction of a programme in line with the Super 30, for the students of the weaker sections of the tea tribe communities so that they can avail of free-of-cost study and hostel facilities after completing their high or higher secondary level education, Bedia said.

Around 220 students of the tea tribe communities, who passed their High School Leaving Certificate Examination this year in the first division, were felicitated and each of them was presented a citation, an Anglo-Assamese dictionary and a cheque of Rs 2,000 in the function.

Around 180 students of these communities, who passed the Higher Secondary Examination this year in the first division, were also felicitated in the function. Each of them was presented a citation, an Anglo-Assamese dictionary and a cheque of Rs 2,500, Bedia said.

The function was attended, among others, by Rajya Sabha MP Santosh Kujur.

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