Chennai, July 25 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin on Monday inaugurated a scheme to distribute bicycles to 6.35 lakh students of Tamil Nadu at a cost of Rs 323 crores. The bicycles are being distributed to the students on behalf of the Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes, and Minority Welfare Department. Chief Minister did the state-level inauguration of distribution of bicycles to children in Chennai.
The distribution of bicycles to Plus one students of Tamil Nadu is a flagship programme of the DMK government and it was mentioned in the budget speech of the state finance minister. The scheme, according to the government will help students independence in travel and they will be able to have ample time to indulge in extracurricular activities as well after classes.
Tamil Nadu Minister for Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Minority Welfare, R.S. Rajakannappan, Minister for health and family welfare, Ma Subramanian and Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, P.K. Sekar Babu and Chennai Mayor, R. Priya were present on the occasion.