Students often burn the midnight oil to pass with flying colours at any examination. Topping the state board exam also takes a lot of efforts and hardwork. Hence, acknowledging their determination, the Jharkhand government decided to gift cars to the toppers of class 10 and 12 state board exams.
According to News18, Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto and Assembly Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahato handed over Alto cars to the two toppers namely Manish Kumar Katiyar (class 10 topper) and Amit Kumar (class 12 topper).
Not just this, the minister also announced that he will bear their study expenses. “I will adopt the toppers from next year and bear their study expenditure.”
The minister, a matriculate, who reportedly took admission in class 12 last month added, “Besides being a minister, I am also a student. Even I can win the prize next year. I had promised to give Alto cars on the result day so today I am gifting the cars.”
He further divulged, “Some of my colleagues in the assembly suggested I give cash rewards for future study. Now, I will personally bear the expenditure of the next toppers.”
The New Indian Express quoted the class 12 topper Amit Kumar saying, “It is really a proud moment for us that such a grand program has been organized for us which will prove to be an encouraging factor, not only for us but for the coming generations.”
The Jharkhand Assembly Speaker also congratulated the students and suggested they always value their ethics. “You become a doctor, an engineer, a scientist or anything but always follow ethics and moral values. I appeal to the teachers to inculcate moral values in students. Students going to school on foot or on a bicycle will now ride a car and I hope will achieve their target with speed.”
“The cars as a reward will enthuse other students in future. I secured second position in the 10th class and got 457 marks in the 12th class and became the state topper in class 12. I succeeded in cracking the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination, too,” the Speaker added.
Isn’t this a great gesture? What do you think?