No dearth of talent in Ch’garh: CM

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Dec 10: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that there is no lack of talent in the children of Chhattisgarh, all we need to do is to polish that talent and provide them better opportunities to shine. Chief Minister was addressing the Students Award Ceremony of Late Rajiv Gandhi Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Prayas Residential School, organized at his residence office, on the martyrdom day of the great freedom fighter Amar Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh today. At the onset, Chief Minister paid floral tribute to Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh.
It is noteworthy that in year-2021, 27 students of Prayas School have successfully made it to IIT, 35 have got admission in NIT and equivalent educational institutions, 5 in CS Foundation, two in CLAT, 61 in engineering college. Chief Minister awarded cheques of Rs 50 thousand each to 10 students, who have got admission in IIT, NIT and equivalent institutions. This amount has been provided to the students for laptop. On this occasion, he released the progress report of late Rajiv Gandhi Bal Bhavishya Suraksha Prayas Residential School for the year 2021-22.
In his address to the program, Chief Minister Baghel said that Prayas Residential School was started in year 2010 with 200 seats, with the objective to provide good opportunities to the students of Naxal affected and scheduled areas of the state. Today 9 Prayas residential schools are operating in the state, wherein the number of seats has been increased to 4000, and the students are getting the opportunity to study in national-level institutions. So far 97 students from Prayas residential schools have got admission in IITs and equivalent institutes, 261 in NITs and IIIT equivalent institutes, 29 in CA, CS, CMA, 833 in engineering colleges, 39 in Medical College and 3 students have successfully cracked CLAT. It is a matter of great pride that the students of Prayas Residential School are studying in prestigious institutions such as like IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur, BHU, Bhubaneswar, ISM Dhanbad, Mandi, Patna, IIST Thiruvananthapuram etc and glorifying the name of Chhattisgarh, said Chief Minister.
Recalling the contribution of Veer Narayan Singh, Chief Minister Baghel said that Veer Narayan Singh was a true gem of Chhattisgarh Mahtari. Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh was the zamindar of Sonakhan, who deeply cared about the well-being of poor and needy. In the year 1854-55, there was a famine, he borrowed grain from the Malguzar of Kasdol and distributed it among the subjects. He told Malguzar that the grain would be returned at the time of next year’s harvest. But he became the target of British Government’s oppression. He had encounters with the British at Sonakhan, Saraipali and Basna and made the British to withdraw. But later on, he was arrested and hanged at Jaistambh Chowk in Raipur. On the occasion, Scheduled Caste and Tribe Welfare Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam also addressed the programme and congratulated the students for their achievements at national level.
Secretary, Scheduled Castes and Tribes Welfare Department, Shri DD Singh informed that these schools were established in the year 2010 for the all round development of talented children studying in Naxal affected districts. Commissioner Mrs. Shammi Abidi informed that children of families affected by Naxal violence are given direct admission in this school. More and more students from these schools are successfully cracking the competitive examinations.

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