KOKRAJHAR, April 13 - Altogether 192 meritorious students and 88 scooties were distributed among BPL girl students as cash award and incentives by the BTC Education Department on Thursday at the second day�s programme of the 6th Baukhungri Festival at Kokrajhar Harinaguri.
During the programme, the department distributed financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to three HSLC, HSSLC and AHM rank holders, Rs 1.5 lakh as first instalment to 12 students for UPSC coaching, Rs 2 lakh each to 18 IIT students, Rs 2 lakh each to 8 IIM students, Rs 1 lakh each as first instalment to 41 medical students, Rs 50, 000 each as first instalment to 22 NIT students, Rs 50, 000 each to 88 students for pursuing PhD and 88 scooties to BPL girl students through the hands of the chief guest of the programme BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgayari, guests of honour EMs Doneswar Goyari, Ansumwi Khungur Boro, BTC Principal Secretary Biren Chandra Phukan and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, BTC Deputy Chief Kampa Borgayari said that the literary rate in BTC region was extremely low before 2003. But the developmental activities done by the BTC Government have brought a new change in the field of education. He further assured of implementing various student welfare schemes through proper planning in future.
EMs Doneswar Goyari and Ansumwi Khungur Boro also requested the students to properly use the financial assistance in pursuit of academic careers.
Earlier, hill trekking competitions for men and women were also held from Harinaguri High School playground where Yagendra Kumar of Uttar Pradesh, Vijay Deka of Assam, Dulu Sarkar of West Bengal bagged the first, second and third positions in 39.02, 39.14 and 39.26 minutes respectively.
In the women�s section, Sameli Singh of West Bengal, Dipali Chutia of Assam and Matuara Ahmed of Assam got the first, second and third positions respectively with timings of 46.51, 47.05 and 50.19 minutes.