Staff Reporter

WARANGAL: As many as eighty students, who lost their fathers in the hands of naxalites earlier, were given scholarships by the superintendent of Police Soumya Mishra here at a function on Monday, to pursue their higher studies.

The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) extended the scholarships. An amount of Rs. 3.20 lakh distributed to the students on the occasion. Speaking at the function Superintendent of Police, Soumya Mishra said “the scholarships are a boon for these students as they are not in a position to continue higher studies due to financial constraints”. The scholarship will be given to them till the completion of their studies.

First instalment

As a first instalment, the SP handed over scholarships for each of them. As many as 133 students across the district are getting scholarships from this year. Earlier, the number was very less and following the initiative from the SP, the number has been raised to 133 by adding 80 more students in this year. The Naxalites Victims Assistance Cell (NVAC) which is working at the district police office supplemented the efforts of the SP and got more scholarships sanctioned for the district.