Chennai, Dec 7 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today distributed financial assistance to 300 meritorious students from the Backward, Most Backward Class (MBC) and Denotified communities to pursue their Plus-two in best schools of their choice in the State.
As announced in the budget for the year 2007-08, the Chief Minister distributed a total assistance of Rs 84 lakh to the meritorious students drawn from all the districts in the State, an official release here said.
Ten students from each of the 30 districts were selected for the assistance and they were given Rs 56,000 each for pursuing their Plus-two education in the best schools in their locality.
The DMK Government had decided to extend the facility, henceforth avialable to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students, to the Backward, MBC and Denotified communities after it was brought to its notice that meritorious students, who studied in government schools could not seek admissions in the best schools for Plus-two.
These students, despite scoring good marks in their tenth standard examinations, could not afford to study in the best schools of their choice, because of the poor economic condition in their families, the release added.