The Manipur government on Sunday approved the Rani Gaidinliu Nupi Singi Scheme which will facilitate financial grants for girl students coming from lower-income groups studying in Class-XI in Manipur.
Chief Minister N Biren said under the scheme, girl students in Class-XI belonging to the lower-income groups will receive Rs 25,000 over a period of two years to complete their secondary education.
“As promised in the election manifesto, the state cabinet has approved the Rani Gaidinliu Nupi Singi Scheme, wherein girl students in their Class XI belonging to the lower-income group will receive Rs 25,000 over a period of 2 years to complete their secondary education,” Biren tweeted on Sunday.
Recently, of the 39,233 HSLC exam 2022 candidates, 19,146 girls appeared in the examination. While the total pass percentage was 76 percent, the pass percentage of boys was 76.11 percent and that of girls was 76.46 percent.
It may be mentioned that this year, no students from government-run schools made it to the toppers list. While the reason for it is not clear, many attribute it to a shortage of teaching staff in the schools.
N Biren also met Abon Kamei, one of the close associates of Rani Gaidinliu and his team at the official residence. During the meeting, they urged the government to construct a museum in memoriam of Rani Gaidinliu at Lungkao village, Tousem Sub Division in Tamenglong district.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister held a review meeting with the works minister and the officials concerned to discuss the progress of the construction of the New Secretariat Complex in Imphal.