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Bedi airs concern over students defaulting on edu loans

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Lt Governor Thursday expressed concern over several students allegedly not repaying borrowed from the Adi Dravidar welfare department for and other purpose.

Addressing celebrations of International Day for Girl Child here, said thousands of students who had taken have not repaid them even after getting jobs.

This makes implementation of the loan scheme difficult, she said.

Noting that hard work and discipline alone would stand the youth in good stead, the former IPS said scholarship for students would be only on the basis of their merits.

"Scholarship is not your birth right," she said.

V Narayanasamy, who presided and released the logo of the celebration of the International Girl Child Day, said women in South have more freedom than their counterparts in northern parts of the country.

He said the Union Territory recognises property rights of women, has introduced rebate on stamp duty for purchase of property in the name of women, and ensured availability of investment and subsidy for women entrepreneurs.

In his address, M Kandasamy said the Lt Governor and the Chief Minister, along with government officials, should jointly take the initiative for various developmental programmes and come out with a policy for implementing various schemes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 16:25 IST