March 16, 2023:
The Assam government will provide free bicycles to all the 9 grade students studying in government and provincialised secondary schools under the Pragyan Bharti scheme.
This was announced by Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog on March 16 while presenting the state budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.
The finance minister also announced that all students who receive 1st place in class 9 will be be provided free tablets. The tablets will be linked to a central agency that will provide educational materials, she added.
In addition to this, the Finance Minister also announced the upgradation of 8 colleges into universities, along with the establishment of a new state university in the name of freedom fighter Shahid Kanaklata Barua and the setting up of a satellite campus of Bodoland University in Udalguri.
These initiatives as per some experts are expected to bring a much-needed boost to the educational infrastructure of the state, giving the students the opportunity to pursue their academic goals with more enthusiasm.