Ishita Ranganath|Dec 8, 2022
BHU to give Rs 25,000 financial assistance to every disabled, underprivileged student
Banaras Hindu University announced welfare schemes of Rs 25,000 on Gandhi Jayanti to financially support BPL and disabled students.
NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University introduces two welfare schemes on October 2, 2022 during the university's celebrations for Gandhi Jayanti. The university has announced two schemes that are to directly benefit disabled and under privilege students.
In the first scheme, the university announces a total of Rs 25,000 to be transferred directly into the bank accounts of disabled students. The students holding a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card are eligible to receive Rs 25,000 per annum into their bank accounts. BHU aims to keep student welfare and development their 'top-most priority' and plan to launch new schemes with this aim in mind.
BHU vice chancellor Sudhir Kumar Jain said, "while institutions and those working there, must be sensitive towards the students with special needs, merely being sensitive isn’t enough. These sensitivities and sensibilities must be translated in measures that benefit the students directly. " He also said that the university might consider increasing the amount of scholarships for students in the future.
BHU has previously offered multiple schemes for the welfare of under privileged students. Free civil service exam coaching for 100 Schedule Caster students under the Dr Ambedkar Centre of Excellence was opened in October 2022 and an interest-free loan scheme for economically weak students to get aide of Rs 12,000 was announced in April 2022. All the blind students of the university are entitled to get free lunch and dinner under the "Annadaan Yojna" and an amount of Rs 5,000 per annum as financial assistance to 20 blind students, according to one of multiple schemes on their official website,
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