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Keonjhar district administration distributed the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) HSC Scholarship

Keonjhar:4/9/21: The Keonjhar district administration today distributed the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) HSC Scholarship to the top scorers of the district in the Matric exam this year.

As many as 280 meritorious students of Class X studying in Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas (OAVs) in Keonjhar district were awarded with scholarships under the DMF.

Amrit Raj Biswal from OAV, Salapada Anandapurhas achieved top position in Odisha, among all the OAVs by securing 99.4 %

Total Scholarships worth 54.8 Iakhs were awarded to the eligible students from 9 OAVs who have secured more than 60%.

During last year, scholarships for meritorious Class 10th students of Govt and Aided schools under Board of Secondary Education was initiated under DMF Keonjhar. The initiative is aimed to encourage students to successfully complete their schooling cycle and also support them financially to pursue’higher studies beyond Class X level.

Despite the pandemic situation this year, more than 280 students from 9 eligible OAVs in the district scored more than 60% marks and more than 45 students scored more than 90% marks in the Class 10th exam conducted by CBSE.

The initiative is also in-line with the recommendations of the National Education Policy, 2019 will benefit more than 250 meritorious students of Class 10th in OAVs of the district, every year.

With this historic step, Keonjhar becomes the first district in the state to provide scholarships to meritorious students of Class 10th in OAVs.

On the eve of Teachers Days, District Collector also felicitated the principals of 9 OAVs and appreciated their efforts.

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