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CM Badal Announces Setting up Civil Services Coaching for Weaker Section in Punjab

Press Trust Of India

First published: October 7, 2016, 5:12 PM IST | Updated: October 7, 2016
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CM Badal Announces Setting up Civil Services Coaching for Weaker Section in Punjab
File Picture of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. (Picture courtesy: Twitter)

Bathinda: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced to set up a world class centre for imparting civil services coaching to the aspirants from weaker sections here in the name of Bharat Ratna B R Ambedkar.

The state government would bear the entire expenditure of this centre to be set up in Maharaja Ranjit Singh State Technical University, he said at the fifth national seminar to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar here.

He expressed hope that the coaching centre would act as a catalyst for ensuring more participation of weaker and underprivileged sections in coveted civil services.

Badal also announced a scholarship of Rs five lakh for every aspirant pursuing his PhD on life and philosophy of Dr Ambedkar.

Paying rich tributes to Dr Ambedkar, the Chief Minister described him as a great scholar, jurist, economist, social reformer and a statesman.

Ambedkar was well educated and had more than 50,000 books in his personal library.

Exhorting people to follow the path shown by Ambedkar, the Chief Minister said it would be the real tribute to this great son of soil.

"All of us should make dedicated efforts for carving out an egalitarian society rising above the petty considerations of caste, colour and creed," he said.

The Chief Minister said based on Ambedkar's ideology, the state government has set up meritorious schools for imparting quality education to poor but bright students.

The sole aim of opening these schools was to tap enormous potential of students who despite belonging to economically weaker strata of society were excellent in their studies, Badal said.

This model of schooling was need of the hour to ensure that students from economically weaker sections were enormously benefitted, he said.

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