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Tribal girl from Maoist stronghold cracks IITJEE 2016

Savitri Kashyap, a resident of Karundi village in Chattisgarh’s Baster district, has secured a rank of 1,135 in the coveted engineering entrance examination.

By: ANI | Bastar (chhattisgarh) | Published: June 16, 2016 7:59 pm
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A tribal girl from Chattisgarh has achieved the feat of cracking the IITJEE exam through the state government’s ‘Prayas Programme’.

Savitri Kashyap, a resident of Karundi village in Chattisgarh’s Baster district, has secured a rank of 1,135 in the coveted engineering entrance examination.

The tribal girl got admission in the programme though a test where she got the resources to accomplish her feat.

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Nine other students had cracked the IITJEE mains along with her. However, it was only Savitri who was able to get to the IITJEE Advanced level exams and ace through them.

Savitri, now a source of inspiration for youngsters in her village, wishes to study at IIT Kharagpur, which figures among Asia’s top 51 institutes.

With five other daughters and a son to feed, Savitri’s parents strove hard to see their daughter’s education through, limited as they were by the 10 acres of land the family farms at for survival.

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The ‘Prayas Programme’ is a special coaching initiative of the state’s tribal welfare department.

It was launched by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s government in July 2010 under which meritorious students from the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) districts and other tribal areas were kept in tribal hostels in the state capital and were imparted coaching along with the regular studies at the higher secondary level.

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