CM launches ‘GAIL Utkarsh Super 100’
The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) would provide coaching for entrance examinations like IIT and NIT to 100 students belonging to the low income group families of Uttarakhand. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat launched the ‘GAIL Utkarsh Super 100’ programme at his residence on Tuesday. The Public sector giant has entered into a collaboration with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) for this venture.
In his address, the Chief Minister appreciated GAIL for starting the programme for the students of Uttarakhand under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. He said that a sum of Rs 2.5 Crore would be spent by the GAIL on the Utkarsh programme. Under the programme centres at Srinagar (Garhwal) and Dwarahat (Kumaon) would be opened where 50 students each would be trained for elite examinations.
He said that the GAIL would provide a monthly stipend of Rs 5000 to the students once they are selected in IIT or NIT. Exhorting the students, the CM said that they should not hesitate in seeking help for their career growth.
He said that there is no alternative to hard work by it anything can be achieved.
The BJP State chief Ajay Bhatt lauded the efforts of State Chief Minister and the State Minister of higher education for ensuring that 130 students belonging underprivileged section of society get best coaching facility to realise their dream. He also congratulated the State Government for its proposal to build an International Convention Centre at IDPL in Rishikesh.
The State Minister for Higher education, Dhan Singh Rawat said that in the super 30 programme started last year 28 students were selected in IITs. He said the State Government would provide an educational loan on an interest of only 1 Percent to the students for these 130 students once they get admission in IIT or NIT. Informing about another plan of his department, Dhan Singh said that 20 students in every district would be selected and trained for administrative service examination and out of these 260 students 50 students would be selected for free coaching of IAS/ PCS examination.
Similarly he said that the State Government would select 100 students for innovative and path breaking research. The topic of the research would be provided by the state government and the students belonging to poor families would be funded for five years.
The Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the GAIL, BC Tripathi said that GAIL operates 15 centres in different parts of the country and since its inception in the year 2009-10, about 800 students have got selected in different branches of IITs and NITs. He informed that GAIL spends a sum of Rs 100 Crore every year which is 2 percent of its profit on CSR activities.
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