Delhi family to sponsor a student who cleared IIT exam

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with student  Vijay Kumar, son of a tailor and a homemaker who pass  the IIT entrance examination and others  pose the photograph during a press conference at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi (Photo By Hamid Ali) 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said a city-based family has decided to bear the cost of education of Vijay Kumar, who has qualified for the IIT-Delhi after availing the government’s free coaching scheme.

Kejriwal introduced the south Delhi-based family at a press conference here during which Kumar and his parents were also present.

Kumar, 16, is son of a tailor father and a homemaker mother.

“You all have already read about and seen on TV Vijay’s achievements. He had availed the Delhi government’s ‘Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana’ which is a free coaching scheme for aspiring students like him, who dream big but do not have resources,” said Kejriwal, himself an IIT graduate.

This post was last modified on September 10, 2019 12:15 am

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