RLA Scholarships going on successfully, says CM

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Says Danish Schools providing opportunities to poor students to expressing their abilities


Amraiz Khan

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that Rehmatul Lil Alameen (RLA) Scholarships programme for poor and intelligent students in the province is being carried out successfully.

The chief minister said that purpose of this scholarship programme is to provide financial support to deserving students.

Umsan Buzdar said that the government is determined to breach the gulf of economic disparity between privileged and impecunious strata of the society according to the teachings of the Holy Prophet (SWT).

He said that under Rehmatul Lil Alameen Scholarships, the government will ensure the transparent and justified distribution of stipends.

He said that students can apply for scholarships from the PITB web portal by remaining at their home.

Intermediate Rehmatul Lil Alameen Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of matriculation results, whereas Undergraduate Scholarships will be given on the basis of intermediate results.

The chief minister said that 14000 intermediate scholarships and 891 undergraduate scholarships will be distributed among the students of public colleges and universities.

Moreover, 50% Rehmatul Lil Alameen Scholarships will be given to needy and destitute children while the remaining 50% will be awarded to students of all districts purely on merit.

Scholarship share of science students is 60% and humanities group students will get 40%, he added.

Usman Buzdar further stated that Rehmatul Lil Alameen Scholarships will also be given to the children of low paid employees of the government (Darja Chaharum Ky Mulazmeen).

Rs25,000 will be distributed to each student per annum in the head of Intermediate Scholarship, overall Rs700 million will be paid annually.

Similarly, undergraduate scholarships will be given to the top students of every undergraduate programme in 30 government universities. Undergraduate scholarships will include full tuition fees for the entire academic session.

Rs 67 million will be paid annually and a total of Rs268 million will be distributed among the deserving students under this head of the scholarship.

The chief minister said that this programme will be beneficial for those poor students who could not continue their education due to financial difficulties.

He said that Rehmatul Lil Alameen Scholarships is not for any particular religion or class but for every talented and needy student.

Meanwhile, the 33rd meeting of Punjab Danish Schools and Centers of Excellence Authority was held under the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at CM office where he was briefed in detail about Danish Schools and Centers of Excellence.

Usman Buzdar expressed satisfaction that Corona SOPs are being thoroughly ensured in Danish Schools.

The chief minister termed the performance of Danish Schools and Centres of Excellence satisfactory and said that they were imparting quality education to poor but intelligent children in backward areas.

He said that a state-of-the-art boarding school will be set up in Koh-e-Suleiman where quality education with boarding and lodging facilities will be provided to boys and girls students, adding that quality education for all is our vision.

He said that Danish Schools are providing opportunities to the students for expressing their abilities.

Punjab Minister for Education Murad Raas said that the government is making serious efforts to bring the standard of education in government schools at par with private schools.

Vice Chairperson Danish School Authority Samira Ahmed said that Danish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority is providing opportunities of quality education for every child.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of father of Irfan Nazir, a senior reporter in Geo News.

The CM extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family members and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the family members to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

CM Usman Buzdar also condoled the sad demise of mother of Saleem Safi, a senior anchor and columnist.

The chief minister extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family members and prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar, in a message on “World Heritage Day”, has termed to observe this day with respect to historical places and heritage building a good omen and said that our heritage reminds us of our past.