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Free IAS coaching scheme for poor students launched in Kerala

Free IAS coaching scheme for poor students launched in Kerala


Kochi, Jan 16 (PTI): A scheme to provide free coaching to
civil services and other competitive examinations to 10,000
meritorious but financially weak students across Kerala was
launched by state Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday.
Declaring open the ”One School, One IAS” programme being
implemented by Vedhik Erudite Foundation with the support of
sponsors, he said, “This higher education platform will give
the children a chance to completely redecorate their future
plans and broaden their horizons…”
Actor Manju Warrier made the first sponsorship
declaration while hailing the foundations scholarship
To begin with,she adopted 10 girl students by meeting
their coaching expenses for civil service exams.
The Governor said that to serve as a civil servant is a
dream every young mind carries from an early stage.But, many
of them do not know where to start and what it takes to
achieve this goal.
A subsequent relocation to big cities entails huge
expenses, he said.
For the first time in the country, we have the One
School, One IAS programme that is set to produce at least
one civil servant from all schools in the country. Coming
from rural and semi-urban areas, they will mainly be from
government and aided schools, Khan said.
The Governor, over video conference, joined the
function held here.
Others present at the ceremony, which was presided over
by Vedhik Erudite Foundation Chairman Dr J Alexander, were
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Major Archbishop Cardinal George
Alencherry, foundation directors Dr Alexander Jacob and
Shankar Bidari, Vice-Chairman Babu Sebastian and secretary
James Mattam.
The function was addressed online by the foundation
patron Dr C V Ananda Bose and Director Dr Muhammad Basheer.
Former Chief Secretary and Cabinet Minister of
Karnataka Dr J Alexander said the novel initiative envisages
equipping students with not just preparing for the civil
services but also other competitive exams.
The academy, which focuses on aspirants from rural areas,
would start grooming them from the high school-level, he
Former Kerala DGP Alexander Jacob said one per cent
inspiration was crucial for a civil services aspirant to come
out successful.
“No student who is keen to join the IAS, IPS or clear
similar competitive exams should suffer owing to lack of
funds,” he said in his keynote address, revealing that he has
given training to 525 such aspirants.
The One School, One IAS” is an inverse case of the
”Mountain going to Mohammed,” Jacob said, referring to the
oft-referred proverb. PTI TGB

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