Tuesday, June 02, 2009

CM felicitates Super-30 stars

PATNA: Super-30, an initiative to coach IIT aspirants free to crack JEE, would now be known as Super-90.

Announcing this at a ceremony to felicitate the 30 Super-30 students who cleared the JEE this year, Anand also announced a change in the "size of the endeavour". "We will now coach 90 students and not 30 every year," he said and added some people are unauthorizedly using the name of Super-30.

Chief minister Nitish Kumar, who felicitated the successful aspirants, hailed the efforts and achievements of Anand and wished all the best for the success of Super-90. Bihari students are talented and this has been proved time and again, the CM said and advised the successful candidates never to forget their roots __ their villages, towns, state and country __ while climbing up the success ladder.

Nitish said his government for the last three years has been rewarding each student cracking IIT-JEE with Rs 50,000 as encouragement. Banks should also play a more active role, he said and added that it was after his government's prodding that banks were now giving more education loans.

Earlier, the CM gave medals to each of the 30 students. A few very poor students came on the dais with their parents to thank their teachers. Nitish said more and more institutes should come up to help poor and talented students.