Bhubaneswar, Mar 2: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated several development programmes of the SC and ST students in the state and sanctioned Rs 101 crore scholarships to 50,000 students.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated three ‘Akanshya’ Hostels and 68 hostels.
“Education is the basis of reformation. Literacy is crucial for the development of SC and ST students in the state. The State Government has always focussed on education for which the SC and ST brothers and sisters have been able to excel in different fields,” the CM said.
He further said that students can avail post-matric scholarships via the Odisha State Scholarship Portal.