VARANASI: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has announced a scholarship scheme for meritorious students, who belong to the financially weaker sections.
The scholarship is going to be given to a student of Central Hindu Boys School and two girls of the Central Hindu Girls School, both these institutions are run by BHU, vice-chancellor Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar said, "The scholars are going to be selected for the scholarship as per their results in class 5 annually. The scholarship holder will need to achieve a minimum of 75 per cent marks in every class."
According to BHU public relation officer Rajesh Singh, the 'Shrimati Pratibha and Shri Vaidhyanath Banerjee scholarship' scheme will start being initiated from this year itself.
Bhatnagar's wife, Nirupama Banerjee, alongside her kin, Sarju Geeta Banerjee and Ajeet Banerjee, took the action to start out the scholarship in memory of her late mother and late father. A fund of Rs 4.24 lakh has also been provided by the donors for this very scholarship.
Dr Singh said that within this scholarship, a meritorious student of Central Hindu Boys School and two girls of central Hindu girls school will get the privilege of having to pay no school fee, get free stationery, books and uniform from class 6 to class 12.