Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)
My father sacrificed his dreams to provide a good education for me.I will use the scholarship to fulfill his dream,”said an emotional Bhavana,a student of Excellent PU College in Moodbidri and a beneficiary of the ‘Vidya Nidhi’ scholarship scheme.
Participating in an interactive programme of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai with beneficiaries of the Vidya Nidhi scheme,Bhavana requested the CM to provide training facilities for those seeking to appear for various competitive exams.
Replying to the request Bommai said, ‘Mukhyamantri Margadarshini’,an app based programme to provide training for various competitive exams is being implemented.One round talks in this regard has been held with the BYJU’s.
Another student of the same college Vidyashree said that she is using the scholarship amount to buy the textbooks and wants to utilise the remaining amount to pay the NEET fee.
Expressing his happiness Bommai announced that a new programme to help the students appearing for various competitive exams would be formulated soon.
Rakshita, a student of Sahyadri Engineering College in Mangaluru narrated her pleasant experience that she did not even know that she had received the scholarship as she had not even applied for it.
I will use the amount in a judicious way to reduce the economic burden of my parents,she said.
Royson D’Souza and a few other students admitted that the scholarship has helped them as it is in addition to other scholarships they receive.Nishmita,a student of Ujire Polytechnic spent the amount for her project report.
Manjunath,a student of KPT Polytechnic urged the Chief Minister to improve the facilities at his polytechnic and Bommai pointed out that a project to upgrade the polytechnics in the state has been taken up.