HRD Ministry comes to aid of Leh family
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 00:21
New Delhi: Moved by the grief of a family in Leh which lost their elder daughter, a topper in her class in a Chandigarh school, to the devastating flash floods, the HRD Ministry has decided to extend support for education of the younger daughter and has announced compensation for them.

The Ministry has decided to extend the last date for admission of Dolma family's younger daughter Skalzang in the Jawahar Navadaya Vidyalaya in Chandigarh, the same school where her elder sister Denchen was studying.

The development came after HRD Minister Kapil Sibal intervened following media reports about the tragedy that had befallen the Dolma family. He also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 to Denchen's family, said a HRD official.

Denchen was on her summer vacation to her native village in Ladakh when the flash floods claimed her life. Her mother Stanzan and her younger sister were, however, saved.

"Skalzang will be admitted and given extension to join. Her admission remains valid," the official said.

Stanzan had feared that Skalzang, seeking admission to class VI, would fail to reach Chandigarh before the last date of admission.

The Ministry has also decided that her schooling will be free and she will be provided transport to travel to Chandigarh from Leh.


First Published: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 00:21

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