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HRDD Awards Ambedkar Meritorious Scholarship for 04 (four) Scheduled Caste Students to Study outside Sikkim
Posted on 15-Apr-2017


HRDD Awards Ambedkar Meritorious Scholarship for 04 (four) Scheduled Caste Students to Study outside Sikkim

The Human Resource Development Department awarded Dr Ambedkar Scholarship for the toppers of four districts among the Scheduled Caste Scholarship Scheme on the occasion of the 126th Ambedkar Jayanti held on April 14, 2017 at Manan Kendra.

The Hon’ble Governor Sri Srinivas Patil felicitated these four students who have topped in their respective districts in Class V (five) in the academic session 2016. The selected students will this time be sent to the Delhi Public School, Yamuna Nagar in Haryana.

The scheme was announced by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Pawan Chamling on April 14, 2015 at Chintan Bhawan. As per the scheme, Scheduled Caste students under the Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme are sent after the students under the HCMMSS are sent. Apart from 7% reservation in the HCMMSS, 4 more students from the SC community are being sent out of the state every year. This is the second batch of the SC students under the Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme.

The selected students will be sent to DPS, during the last week of this month. The selected students are:

Sl. No.

Name of Candidate

Father’s Name

Selected from



Mr Lal Man Baraily

Mr. Gauri Bahadur Baraily

Tumin Secondary School



Mr Sunil Kumar Kami

Mr. Puk Lal kami

Bongten Secondary School



Ms Rashika Damai

Mr. Rajen Damai

Mangshila SS School



Mr Bikash Kami

 Mr.Garja Man Kami

Tinik Chisopani JH School



The selected students were given counselling by the Director/Primary Education, Bhim Thatal in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister for IPR and Health Sri AK Ghatani in the Conference Hall of the Chief Secretary on that day. The Director/Primary Education informed the students about the system of education and discipline to be maintained by the students in the selected school. He also interacted with the parents of these students and some teacher representatives of some schools and elaborated about the scholarship scheme. He further stated that the students and their escorts will have to the selected school for admission on their own travel cost which will be reimbursed by the HRDD after they submit their travel accounts.

The President of All Sikkim Scheduled Caste Association (ASSCWA) Mr Sekhar Sewa has offered that one of their executive members will also travel with these students and the parents to give support, if needed. Their representative will be travelling at the cost of the ASSCWA.

Sri AK Ghatani, Hon’ble Minister also addressed the students and their parents and advised the students to be more industrious in their study in order to achieve higher goals in life. He further told their parents not to worry about their children as they are under the scheme of the government and therefore they are in safe hands.

So far, 46 students under the SC category have been admitted within and outside the state under the HCMMSS and 08 students are admitted outside the state under the Ambedkar Scholarship Scheme.

On the occasion of the Ambedkar Jayanti, the HRDD had conducted district level essay competitions for the students of Classes IX to XX in which the best essays (one each from every district) was awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000/- by the HRDD.

Te cash prizes were handed over to the following winners on the topic mentioned against their names below:

1.      Master Pawan Kumar Prasad, Class XII, TNSSS, Gangtok, East. (Topic: Life-History of Dr BR Ambedkar)

2.      Miss Anisha Subba, Class XII, Gyalshing Girls’ SSS, West.(Topic: Importance of Constitution and its Importance in India)

3.      Miss Rabina Khatoon, Class XII, Mangan SSS, North.(Topic: Importance of Ayurveda and Yoga in Human Life)

4.      Master Shiva Chettri, Class X, Victoria Cross Ganju Lama Sr. Sec. School, Ravangla, South.(Topic: Sikkim-A Developing State in India)

Press note issued by:

(Bhim Thatal, SCS)

Director/Primary Education

Nodal Officer Public Relations and Publicity/HRDD April 15, 2017




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