A total of 16,034 Plus One students in Tiruppur district, Tamil Nadu, are now eligible to receive free bicycles under the State Government’s welfare scheme for the 2023-24 academic session. This initiative, aimed at promoting education and improving mobility for students, comes as a welcome relief for many families.
Phase One Distribution Begins
The first phase of distribution kicked off on Saturday, with 558 students receiving their bicycles at a ceremony held at Carmel Girls’ Higher Secondary School. Minister for Information and Publicity M.P. Saminathan graced the occasion and handed over the bicycles to the students in the presence of Chief Educational Officer N. Geetha. The total value of the bicycles distributed in this phase amounted to ₹26.87 lakh.
Reaching All Corners of the District
The free bicycle scheme ensures equitable distribution across the district, with students from both urban and rural areas benefiting. In the first phase, beneficiaries included:
- 159 students from Carmel Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Tiruppur
- 150 students (95 boys and 55 girls) from Government Higher Secondary School, Kangeyam
- 160 students (92 boys and 68 girls) from Government Higher Secondary School, Padiyur
- 89 students (39 boys and 50 girls) from Government Higher Secondary School, Nathakadaiyur
More Than Just a Bicycle
For these students, the free bicycles represent more than just a mode of transportation. They symbolize the government’s commitment to education and its recognition of the challenges faced by rural students. Owning a bicycle can significantly improve their daily commutes, allowing them to reach school on time and saving them valuable time and energy.
The good news doesn’t stop there! Beneficiaries of the free bicycle scheme are also entitled to free bus passes, further easing their financial burden and ensuring they have convenient access to education.