Sabooj Sathi: A scheme for students  

Government of West Bengal introduced a scheme titled "Sabooj Sathi" for distribution of bi-cycles to the students of class IX to XII in all Govt. run/ Govt. aided/ Govt. sponsored schools. Students of Class X to XII as covered in the last financial year (2015-16). Students of Class IX will be covered in the present financial year. Target is to cover more or less 40 lakh students in the State. Objective of the scheme is to encourage students in higher education and to reduce drop outs. West Bengal SC ST Development & Finance Corporation has been declared as the nodal agency for procurement and distribution of bi-cycles. This beautiful name for the project came to the Chief Minister's mind while on her way from Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport. The Chief Minister has created the logo for the project as well. It consists of a young boy running, with two spinning bicycle wheels alongside his legs.

Last updated on: Thu, 30 Jun 2016
Information Source: Department of Information & Cultural Affairs(I&CA), Government of West Bengal