Badal offers free higher learning facilities to NE students

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday offered to provide free higher education facilities to deserving underprivileged NE students.

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2012, 18:09 PM IST

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday offered to provide free higher education facilities to deserving underprivileged students hailing from the northeast region in state`s universities.

An announcement to this effect was made by Badal during a meeting with a delegation of students from Arunachal, Assam and Mizoram, an official spokesman said here.

The students from northeastern states were on a visit to Punjab under a cultural exchange programme organised by ABVP.
Badal asked his Special Principal Secretary K J S Cheema to chalk out modalities for arranging some seats in private universities in Punjab for students from northeastern states.

PTI