The government of Punjab has decided to offer free education for class 11 and 12 armed forced students who come from poor and economically deprived sections of the society. Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab on Tuesday made the announcement saying, the government will support the cost of education of classes XI and XII poor students at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute in Mohali.
The government has selected 40 students through entrance exams for Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute in Mohali, who hail from economically backward classes. But the students are asked to pay their annual fees of ₹45,000.
The Punjab government has incurred 8.5 crores so far and has requested the Union Finance Department led by Nirmala Sitharaman for the aid of 9.5 crores along with sanctioning of cadet training wings in different private schools of Punjab to train the students.
The Punjab government is aiming at encouraging and motiving Armed Forces among the youngsters by bearing the cost of education.
Meanwhile, Punjab Government is looking forward to introducing books on the life and achievements of Guru Nanak Devji, the first Sikh guru and founder of Sikhism, in the educational institutions across the state.