55 govt school students of Sikkim get CM’s scholarships to study in reputed public schools

Sikkim government has provided scholarships to 55 school students from the state under this years’ chief minister’s scholarship scheme programme.

Chief minister Prem Singh Tamang attended the counselling and allotment of seats for the 2023 edition of chief minister’s scholarship scheme programme, organized by the education department, government of Sikkim in Gangtok.

The chief minister’s scholarship scheme is a unique educational scheme of the state government that was initiated to cater to Sikkimese students studying in government schools. A total number of 55 students from across the state received scholarships under this scheme on February 23.

CM Tamang, in his address, stated that the merit awards will be a huge motivation for all other students in Sikkim to perform better in their academics. He informed that the state government has increased the number of seats this time from 50 to 55 with an additional 5 seats for students from Dzongu area.

Tamang briefed about the Nar Bahadur Bhandari Fellowship Scheme, introduced in the honour of the former chief minister, that aims to provide opportunity for Sikkim’s brightest and most promising students to pursue higher studies in the top 20 universities of the world.

He also informed about the APATAN scheme and the Arya Pratibha Vikas scheme, which provides support and guidance for those aspirants who plan to take the elite Union and state government services, and urged students to take benefit of such schemes.

CM Tamang also said that the state government has accorded topmost priority to the education sector with an appropriate allocation of budget to ensure that the students are well prepared to face challenge of the modern world and always serve their best.

During the programme, chief minister Prem Singh Tamang awarded the top three schools with a sum of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively.

The certificate of appreciation was awarded to seven school heads whose students were ranked meritorious under the chief minister’s meritorious scheme 2023 by Prem Singh Tamang.

Also, the Sikkim government had made a budgetary provision of Rs 1 crore to support education of 33 students who were evacuated from Ukraine. The chief minister handed a cheque of Rs 3 lakh each to those students on the occasion.

The chief minister was accompanied by education minister, advisor education department, various officers of the education department, home department, the heads of the empanelled schools, teachers, students of different schools along with the parents.

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