Free education for Ockhi-hit kids: Pinarayi

Free education for Ockhi-hit kids: Pinarayi

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has initiated a theme to provide free education and vocational training to the kids of these Fishermen who died or went missing within the 2017 Ockhi cyclonic storm. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan same 194 students are identied as beneficiaries.
 
"A total of 194 students, which has kids in any respect levels, from lower primary to skilled schools, are identied as beneficiaries.
 
The government can offer education to 124 students who have completed graduation," Pinarayi said in his ofcial Twitter handle Thursday.
 
He additionally said Rs 13.92 crore would be allotted from the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund.
 
The scheme envisages a package of Rs 10,000 per year for children in classes from LKG to V, Rs 25,000 for youngsters in categories 6 to ten, Rs 30,000 for higher secondary students and up to Rs 1,00,000 for students doing graduation. "The project will continue until 2037," Vijayan said.
 
Over 70 Fishermen from the southern districts of Kerala had lost their lives within the devastating cyclone on november 29-30 last year. Several Fishermen went missing also. The cyclone had also caused devastation in neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep.



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