Chandigarh, Nov 15 (UNI) Two poor but bright students of Haryana, who were honoured with Kalpana Chawla Award at the ''Alankaran Samaroh'' here on the occasion of Children's Day yesterday, will get higher education free of cost.
This was disclosed by Haryana State Child Welfare Council Vice- President Asha Hooda, wife of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, at the ''Alankaran Samaroh'' organised by Haryana Board of School Education at the residence of the Chief Minister here.
Ms Hooda gave away gold and silver medals and Kalpana Chawla Awards to meritorious students and announced free higher education for the two poor but meritorious girl students, Ms Pooja Jangra and Ms Neha Antil.
The Principal of Arya Girls Senior Secondary School, Murthal Road, Sonipat, Kusum Mudgil, informed that Pooja ranked first in the state by scoring 97 per cent marks in 10th class examination conducted by Haryana Board of School Education this year.
Although the school had already exempted her from paying fee and provided her books, yet she needed help to attain higher education.
Pooja's father did not earn much and was unable to make both ends meet.
The other student Ms Neha Antil ranked second in the state by scoring 91.25 per cent marks in 12th class examination this year.
She needed help as she had lost her father, the bread winner of the family.