Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes and Youth Affairs P. K. Jayalakshmi on Sunday announced special financial assistance to Scheduled Tribe students who won ‘A’ grade at the school art festivals at the revenue district and State levels.

The Minister said in an official release here that cash awards of Rs.1,0000 would be provided to students who get ‘A’ grade at the State-level festival this year. Cash awards of Rs.5,000 would be paid to winners at the district level from next year.