Rajasthan government to award girl toppers in the state

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As a move towards improving women’s education in the state, the Rajasthan government has recently announced that they will award cash prizes to female students from classes 8, 10 and 12 who will perform outstandingly in their final exams. The government has also announced that class 12 toppers and ‘Varishtha Upadhyay’ exam toppers among girls will also receive a scooty as a reward. The scheme will come into effect in the coming academic session of 2017-18.

Female students studying at schools affiliated with the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) will be eligible for the awards. District toppers will require a score of at least 60 per cent to avail the reward.

Under the scheme, Rs 40,000 will be provided to class 8 female toppers; Rs 75,000 to class 10 female toppers and Rs 1 lakh to class 12 female toppers.