Indira Gandhi name removed from Rajasthan Scheme for girl students

Posted on:03 Jul 2017 15:06:05
Indira Gandhi name removed from Rajasthan Scheme for girl students
03 July 2017 Current Affairs: Rajasthan Government removed "Indira Gandhi" name from the Scheme called "Indira Priyadarshini Puruskar Yojana" under which school girls who score the highest in their districts in Classes 10 and 12 of the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) are given cash awards and now be called "Padmakshi Puruskar Yojana".

Padmakshi, meaning a woman with lotus-like eyes, is another name for Goddess Saraswati, the deity of wisdom and knowledge.

Background Fact:- The Ashok Gehlot government started the Indira Priyadarshini Puruskar Yojana in 2010-11 to award school girls with Rs. 50,000 to Class 12 and Rs. 40,000 to Class 10, district toppers in four categories: schedules caste, scheduled tribe, other backward class and minorities.

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