Sensitization on scholarship schemes held at Dimapur, Wokha

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Dimapur, August 19: A sensitization programme for institution on implementation of scholarship schemes, sponsored by Department of School Education was organized by District Education Office, Dimapur at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School Auditorium on Monday.
District Education Officer Dimapur stated that the Government of India has introduced many flagship programme for the welfare of the students like mid-day meal, free text books, free uniform, scholarships etc. However some programme have not been successfully implemented on the part of the stakeholder. She said that pre-metric scholarship scheme for minorities can help students from economically poor background to be able to continue their studies as many are being dropped out due to financial problems. She requested the teachers and school authorities to help create awareness of such scheme and help the eligible students avail the scholarship to lighten their economic burden.
Special Educator, Zuretho Nyuthe who was the resource person gave PowerPoint presentations on PMS-ST students for Class IX & Class X and PMS Minority /NGSSM. He highlighted that the scheme Pre-Matric Scholarship for minorities was initiated during 2011-13 in the state with Department of School Education as nodal agency. He said that the online implementation of Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme for 2019-20 will be done through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) of the Government of India under URL www.scholar ships.gov.in and to initiate that the ministry have deregistered all school that do not have valid AISHE/DISE codes but however made a provision for re-registration after obtaining valid AISHE /DISE code.
He informed that the submission of online application for 2019 is 15th July to 15th October 2019 and the last date for first level (institution) verification and second level (district) verification is 31st October 2019 and 15th November 2019.
On procedure for Nagaland Government Schools Students Meritorious Award, Nyuthe stated the award is given at primary, elementary and high school level. For detail information one can login to https://education. nagaland.gov.in.
Wokha: District level sensitization programme for institutions on implementation of scholarship was held at WDVC & VDB hall on August 19.
Resource person from Directorate of School Education, Jangsemba Tsudir, while appraised the head of institutions regarding the pre-matric scholarship for minorities.
Deputy Director & State Nodal Officer, Limadangit Jamir gave the introductory remark.
(Page News Service)