HRD Minister Smriti Irani announced that an encouragement amount of Rs one lakh will be provided to the top three winners of 'Bal Samagam' by the centre. The ministry is confident that this programme for students, along with Bal Sansad, will change the impression of government schools.
Addressing students of different government schools at 'Bal Samagam 2016' at the Athletic Stadium, Khelgaon in Ranchi, Irani praised the work of Jharkhand government, especially the Education Department, an office release said . She appreciated the Bal Sansad and Bal Samagam and also assured to take the concept of Bal Samagam to the national level.
"The concept of Bal Samagam and Bal Sansad will definitely change the impression of government schools," the Minister said.
On the occasion, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said Bal Samagam was basically a platform to encourage the talent of students studying in government schools. Stating that a developed Jharkhand can be expected only by polishing budding talents, Das said that the government would give all support to encourage the students.
He also congratulated the education department and said that the children of Jharkhand would create a benchmark with their talent in the 21st century. Irani unveiled a book on the event titled 'Nurturing the Present, Shaping the Future' and distributed prizes to the winners of different events organised at Bal Samagam 2016.