Laptops for meritorious students
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik hands over a laptop to a meritorious student in Bhubaneswar on Thursday (picture left). One hundred Plus Two students of the 2015 batch from Khurda district were given free laptops at the event.
Naveen gave away these laptops at an event organised at BJB Autonomous College.
Laptops were simultaneously distributed to 15,000 students in different colleges across the state who successfully cleared the board examinations this year. Since 2013, the state government has been distributing laptops to the qualifying students under the Biju Youth Empowerment Scheme.
"Efforts are on to make all the college campuses Wi-Fi-enabled and set up counselling cells to guide students in choosing a proper career for themselves," Naveen said.
Text by Priya Abraham, Telegraph picture