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Friday, September 13, 2013

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Jayalalithaa distributes free bicycles to students Friday Sep 13,2013

TN Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday Sep 13,2013 distributed free bicycles to Plus One students. A total of 6,43,867 students will benefit under the scheme this year.
An official press release said the total cost for the free bicycle scheme for the current year was Rs. 212.43 crore.
The scheme was launched by the AIADMK government in 2011-12 and students from government schools, government-aided schools and partically-aided schools are eligible to benefit under the scheme.

School students with the cycles given by the Chief Minister at a function held in Chennai on Friday

Free Distribution of Bi-Cycles Scheme 

The scheme of distribution of free bicycles started in the year 2006-07 aiming to facilitate transport for Rural and hilly region students.

Target group were Girl Students enrolled to class 8th in Govt and Govt aided Schools of BPL family. Girl students having Bus pass and Hostel facility were excluding from the scheme 

Bicycle Distribution scheme was extended to 8th std girls from families of below poverty line in the city corporation limit and also to boys from the year 2007-08.
  • Encourage enrollment of girl child to school.
  • Facilitate students to reach a distant School.
  • Ensure their studies and to initiate retention.
  • Motivate and to enhance their will power.
  • Enhances quality in education.
  • Reduce transport time.
 Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi  launched the free bicycle distribution scheme for standard XI and standard XII students for the year 2006-2007 and a total of 4,84,057 students, including 2,59,056 girls, would benefit under the scheme being implemented in the current year at a cost of Rs.102.82 crore

supplied irrespective of income and community to the plus one students of -
  • Government and Government aided and 
  • partially aided schools

The main objective of  free bicycle scheme to students was to create educational opportunities for students who were coming from deep rural pockets

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