Minister of state for health and family welfare Pijush Hazarika recently feted Nikita Kalita- a student who passed the HSLC examination this year.
The move comes with an aim to encourage the meritorious student who passed the examination with 90.66 per cent marks despite losing her father a week before the commencement of the examination.
Nikita appeared from Sankardev Sishu Vidya Niketan, Udalguri.
Hazarika was in Udalguri recently as a part of Jan Sampark Abhiyan launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Hazarika handed over cash of Rs 50,000 to the meritorious student to meet a part of education expenses.