Haryana minister announces fund for poverty-stricken students

Chandigarh, Nov 11- Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma today announced the creation of a charitable fund in which Rs five crore would be deposited every year for the benefit of talented students from marginal communities of Mahendragarh district, an official statement said here.

The minister was speaking at a ‘Vaidik Satsang’ organised at Gurukul Khanpur, in Mahendragarh, where yoga guru Ramdev was the chief guest, the release said.

Ramdev pledged to donate Rs one crore every year toward scholarships for good students from poor families in nearby areas of Narnaul town, it added.

He was also quoted saying that a function would be organised by Patanjali every year to honour such children.

Financial assistance will be provided through the fund to talented students who intend to pursue higher education or study abroad, Sharma added.