Inspire Award winner from Kareli school yet to receive cash award

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2018 12:12:46


Our Correspondent,


Nikhil Kaurav, a student of Class IX of Khajanchi Ramkali School, Kareli, has written a letter to the Prime Minister complaining about the delay and irresponsibility of Ministry of Science and Technology. He told that he had participated in the Inspire Award Competition 2015-16, organised by the Government of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology, on January 18, 2017. His model got selected for the cash prize of Rs.5000, which was supposed to be transferred to his bank account in February 2016. He also received a certificate of Inspire Award No. 16 MP1316895 for the same. His model was also selected in the district-level Inspire Award Competition, organized by Public Education Directorate from September 6 to 8, 2016.

Nikhil was studying in Class VII of Kharya English school, at that time. However, two years have passed and he has not yet received the cash prize. Nikhil’s father Ashok Kaurav told that they had registered a complaint via CM Helpline under the complaint No. 4175504 on July 5, 2017. But this was also in vain. Also, they had taken their grievance to the Collector, Narsinghpur, but even then the problem was not solved.

Ashok Kaurav also informed that the other recipient, Vaishnavi Chourasiya received the cash prize on February 6, 2016 in her account in Union Bank of India, Kareli. They had also sent an e-mail addressed to the Inspire Award division of Government of India’s Ministry of Science and Technology to no avail. Expressing his displeasure over such irresponsible attitude of the authorities, Ashok Kaurav said that the prize money was nothing but a gesture of encouragement, which the winning participants deserved. Failing to provide the children with the same is a failure of the very programme, which aims to encourage and bring out the talent within the kids.