Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief executive member (CEM) Pramod Boro has urged girl students to opt for higher education and become independent.
He said this while ceremoniously distributing two-wheelers to meritorious girl students during a function held in Chirang district on Sunday.
Female students who had secured the first division higher secondary examination in 2020 will get the scooties under Dr. Banikanta Kakoti Award of Pragyan Bharati scheme.
A total of 50 students received the two-wheelers on the occasion and 237 students will receive them at a similar function to be held at the Birjhara College in Bongaigaon on January 8.
Congratulating the students, Promod Boro said, “The Assam government has given these scooties to encourage the female students to attend regular classes. They should concentrate only on their studies.”
“Many problems exist in the education department in the Bodo Territorial Region (BTR) and we have been discussing with officials to solve them at the earliest,” said Boro.
Boro also handed over two-wheelers to 279 meritorious female students at a similar function held at the Science College in Kokrajhar on Sunday.
BTC deputy CEM Gobindo Basumatary also distributed scooters to meritorious girl students during a distribution programme organized at the Tangla College in Tangla in Udalguri district.
Basumatary ceremoniously handed over scooters to 5 meritorious girl students, while the district education department will hand over the vehicles to the other beneficiaries.
Basumatary emphasized the necessity of higher education in a student’s life and appealed to the parents to allow their wards to pursue careers in their field of interest.
“Education is very essential for the empowerment of women and both women and man should equally match their steps in society,” he said.
Principal of Tangla College, Prasen Daimari said, “The visionary scheme aims to remove the social stigma attached to a girl’s education and encourage and empower them.”