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Ashok Gehlot flags off a convoy of teachers, students

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot flagged off a convoy of teachers and students travelling to western parts of the State to generate awareness about the Centre’s scholarship scheme for minority communities at his official residence here on Tuesday. The convoy will cover Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner districts as well as the border areas.

The All India Milli Council and the Rehmani Model School, Jaipur, have jointly organised the week-long march – in which 110 students are participating – as part of their awareness drive to encourage the youngsters to apply for scholarships.

Describing the campaign as a “well-timed mission”, Mr. Gehlot expressed hope that it would make a positive impact on society and help improve the response of minority communities to the scholarship scheme and other welfare measures.

Mr. Gehlot called upon the girls taking part in the convoy to inspire more girls during their journey to get enrolled in schools and colleges and complete their education for betterment of society.

Milli Council’s State general secretary Abdul Qayoom Akhtar, Rehmani School secretary Islamuddin, State Medical and Health Minister Aimaduddin Ahmed Khan and Water Resources Minister Mahipal Maderna were among those present on the occasion.