Sonitpur deputy commissioner Narsing Pawar on Monday handed over the Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Award under the category of Special Merit Awards for Girl Students to Joshita Kashyap, an alumnus of Assam Valley School, Tezpur.
Joshita Kashyap of 2017 batch received the award for securing highest mark in Arts stream in the Senior Secondary School (Class XII) Examination 2017, conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
The meeting held on the occasion was chaired by the deputy commissioner and district development commissioner Farouk Alam delivered the welcome speech and explained the objectives of the meeting.
Deputy commissioner Narsing Pawar while handing over the merit award and citation along with a draft of Rs. 20,000 to the awardee, wished her a bright future.
The awardee thanked the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the recognition and said such awards will go a long in encouraging girl students to achieve more in life.
Joshita Kashyap is currently pursuing her bachelor degree in psychology from Lady Shri Ram College under Delhi University.
She is the youngest daughter of retired ACS officer Hemanta Kumar Das and Poornima Devi from Tinsukia.
Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) was set up on March 24 in 1992 under the Union Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment.
The award scheme, known as Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Award Scheme for Senior Secondary Examination, is implemented for recognizing meritorious performance SC students at the Senior Secondary School Examination (12th) level in four streams – Arts, Science (with Maths), Science (with Biology/ Maths & Biology) and Commerce covering all 29 Central/state boards in the country.
The scheme was launched with the aim to recognize, promote and financially assist meritorious students belonging to the Scheduled Caste.
The award is given to three students scoring the highest marks in regular Class XII level exams and the next three girl students securing the highest marks in each stream are given a special award of Rs. 20,000 each under the Special Merit Awards for Girl Students category.