Rajasthan government has announced that it would provide free air travel to meritorious students of government schools if they top the class X and XII board examinations. The free air travel would be provided to the meritorious students as an encouragement to continue to excel in academics, said School Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara on Tuesday.
Dotasara said the Education Department officials had been briefed and directed to take necessary action. The extra-curricular activities class X and XII should also be a criterion for their selection for the free air travel, the Minister added. The inter-state travel under the scheme would also expose them to the diverse culture of our nation, he added.
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The minister said that through this initiative children who do not come from a financially strong background can travel across India. He also added that around 66 children, two from each district along with one teacher have been sent on a tour by bus.
Source: IANSNews, States