03-16-2015, 07:32 PM
The post-metric scholarship for students of SC Ayangbam Supriya who was first applied in 2011 has finally arrived, fighting against all odds. After protests in Manipur Bhavan in Chanakyapuri finally collect the amount of the first year, Rs 5,700, a few days ago. Not cover all your expenses, but relieve some stress from the shoulders of their parents in Manipur.
"Most of the students are eligible for the grant of very poor. Even some parents have taken loans to support education in Delhi and other cities like Chandigarh and Bangalore," says Chinglen Khumukcham Northern Forum est for international solidarity to organize protests. Sister melody Phokchom retained their own studies and get a job to support their education. "Most students do not ask their parents for money but take jobs themselves. They work in a call-center after a full day at the University," says Phokchom, a final year student of philosophy Miranda House.
Phokchom Ayangbam and I also believe that this time the amounts due to the protests. "There must be a system on time and money has come every year," says Ayangbam. Both believe that the application process is inefficient and want to increase the grant. "The money is too little. For the running of the arts, I think that is the maximum Rs. 8,000 per annum which is a very small amount. I want the government to increase the scholarship," says Phokchom.
Denial has direct impact on the students community. "Generally we see that even the poorest can keep their children in school at least until class 10. But now diverted funds for higher education and even the movement of this area is focused "N said Paul Divakar national campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR). "To see them through high school, there is the pre-metric scholarship and disbursement of what is apparently softer," he added.