Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a series of scholarships for students and also teachers during a state-level Children's Day celebrations at Capital High School in Bhubaneswar.

For the development of Odia language and encouraging students’ interest towards the language, Naveen announced Rs 5000 scholarship for 10 students of each block for scoring good marks in the language.

He also announced Rs 5000 scholarship each for a total of 40,000 students for scoring good marks in HSC board examinations.

The CM exhorted schools to include alumni for all round development of schools under ‘Mo School Abhiyan’ and announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh for best three schools in each block across the State.

“Education will take us to the next level of development. With our focus on quality education, we can take our State to next level. This can happen when all of us join together in a movement,” said Naveen to students.

He also motivated students to study hard to fulfil their dreams and take moral responsibility of parents and work for the development of society, state and nation as a whole.