SRESHTA Scheme 2021 to Promote Residential Education to Meritorious SC Students in Private Schools


Central government is going to launch SRESHTA Scheme on 6 December 2021. In this scheme, the union govt. will work for socio-economic upliftment and overall development of Scheduled Castes students. This would be done by providing quality residential education to meritorious SC students in reputed private schools. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of SRESHTA Scheme.

SRESHTA Scheme 2021 for Meritorious SC Students

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Virendra Kumar, on 2 December 2021 said the Residential Education for Students in High Schools in Targeted Areas (SRESHTA) scheme will enable meritorious SC students to have a better future. SRESHTA scheme will also aid in controlling dropout rates of students from classes 9 to 12.

Launch of SRESHTA Scheme

Central govt. will celebrate Mahaparinirvan Divas in remembrance of Dr. B R Ambedkar on 6th Dec 2021 (Monday) as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. At this occasion, SRESHTA scheme for socio-economic development of meritorious SC students will also be launched.

Quality Residential Education under SRESHTA Yojana

MoSJE Minister Virender Kumar said “SRESHTA Scheme will enable bright SC students to have a better future by getting high quality education, aid in controlling dropout rates of SC students from class 9th to 12th.”

MoSJE to Support Meritorious SC Students

In the next five years, ministry of social justice & empowerment (MoSJE) has decided to extend support to 24,800 meritorious SC students. The support for SRESHTA scheme involves approx. Rs. 300 crore for providing quality residential education to meritorious SC students of classes 9 to 12 in reputed private residential schools in aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog.

Social Justice & Empowerment: Reflection from Dr Ambedkar Chairs Book Launch

MoSJE minister said he will also launch the special book published by the Dr Ambedkar International Centre, named Social Justice and Empowerment: Reflections from Dr. Ambedkar Chairs’. Minister will also release a brochure based on Ambedkar’s Panchteerth, schemes and scholarships for Scheduled Caste students by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Mahaparinirvana Diwas Programs

Programmes relating to Mahaparinirvana Diwas will be held at various Ambedkar Chairs, Ambedkar Bhawans, and Ambedkar Parks, in addition to Parliament House and the Dr Ambedkar International Center and Dr Ambedkar National Memorial, where Pratima Bhowmick, Minister of State of Social Justice and Empowerment will preside, MoSJE Minister said.

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MoSJE minister said evets will also be held by the Ministry of External Affairs at the Dr. Ambedkar Memorial in London. District level programmes across the country shall also be held as per communication to chief secretaries/principals/secretaries and others. The documentary film based on Panchteerth will also be screened live by the Dr Ambedkar International Centre, he added.

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