Udupi : In a bid to encourage girl child education, the state government will be providing free education to all female students from kindergarten to post-graduation level in government schools and colleges from April 1, 2018, said district in-charge Minister Pramod Madhwaraj.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Government First Grade College and Post Graduate at Tenkanidiyoor, near here on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
"Presenting the Budget for 2018-19, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the decision to empower the girls in the state by paying their education fees. The government will spend atleast Rs 60,000 per student per year," he said adding that additional funds were sanctioned to Department of College Education for appointment of guest lecturers and appointment of assistant lectures during the budget.
Due to several reasons, the proposal of giving laptop for 1st graduate female students has been delayed, but this project is will be implemented soon, he informed.
During the occasion the rank holders from the university examinations and former Principals of the college - Dr. Padekallu Vishu Bhat, Prof. Jagadish Rao and G. Yoganand were felicitated by the minister.
Udupi CMC President Meenakshi Madhav Bannanje, Zilla Panchayat member and local leader Janardhan Tonse, Taluk Panchayat member Dhananjay Kumar, Tenkanidiyoor Gram panchat President Jayakumar Belkale, Mangalore University Joint Director Prof. Mahesh Rao, Silver Jubilee Celebrations Committee President Prakyath Shetty, Students Welfare Council President and members were present on the dais.
Principal Prof. Balakrishna S Hegde delivered the key note address and welcomed the gathering. Dr. Duggappa Kajekar, Lecturer compered the programme. The silver jubilee celebrations will be held for three days with various cultural programmes. Old Students Association Day is also slated to be celebrated on the occasion.
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