During a programme, the cycle distribution was launched by Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, education minister Ratan Lal Nath and other dignitaries in capital Agartala’s Maharani Tulshibati Uccha Madhyamik Balika Vidyalay.
All total 28,006 girls studying in Class IX in government schools of Tripura will get bicycles, said the state CM on Saturday. He also said this initiative has been taken in order to promote girls’ education in the state.
Uploading a few images of the bicycle distribution programme at Agartala, chief minister Deb stated: “Under this programme, each of the 30,000 girl students reading in Std 9 in Tripura will be given a free bicycle.”
Glimpses from the State Government's 'Bicycle Distribution to Girl Students' programme inaugurated in #Agartala today.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) February 23, 2019
Referring to various schemes of the union government, the Tripura CM said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, the government schemes to benefit more than 80 per cent of the women and girl children as without them the nation cannot grow in the real sense.
Tripura education minister Nath said that the previous government used to distribute 14,000 to 16,000 bicycles among student of Class IX belonging to the poorer section but the new government has decided to gift bicycles to all girl students of government schools and so, the government will have to bear an expenditure of around Rs 8.5 crore.
More than 800 bicycles were distributed among the students of various schools who expressed their happiness to have such a gift from the government. They said it will help them in saving money, time and energy during transporting to school and for tuition.