Lucknow, July 18: In today's competitive world, every student nurtures the dream to score impressive marks in his/her board exams. Even those who hate to slog for hours want to get more than 90 marks in all their papers to get admitted in their favourite colleges. Then there are students who leave everything aside to top their board exams.
Now, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has given one more reason for students, especially those from villages, to top their board exams. The Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has decided to build concrete roads in villages of board exam toppers.
Isn't it a great idea? The youngsters will not only change their fate by topping the tough board exams, but will give the residents of their villages a reason to smile a bit.
According to a report by The Times of India, the Uttar Pradesh government is all set to sanction a first-of-its-kind fund for building roads in villages where top 10 students of Class X and XII boards reside.
A total of Rs 1.22 crore will be initially used by the Uttar Pradesh government to build roads in villages of board exam toppers. The entire project will be implemented by the Public Works Department and the finance department will allocate the funds, stated The Times of India report.
The latest initiative by the Yogi government has got mixed reactions. While students from small villages are happy that their villages will get concrete roads if they top board exams, others are seeing it as an attempt by the BJP to woo youngsters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
In 2012, the then Samajawadi Party government in the northern state under former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav started the "Free Laptop Distribution" scheme for students who passed the high school and intermediate examinations.