Brawny Young Men's Society (BYMS) Mon town has urged the government to re-implement the meritorious scholarship scheme, an award granted to the students, who excel with distinction marks in various subjects in HSLC and HSSLC examination from Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng districts.
In an open letter addressed to state chief minister, chairman of Chingai Ward, Mon town Nokyoh S. Wangnaw said the award was granted to 24 students, from Tuensang, Mon, Kiphire and Longleng through respective students' union of Konyak, Chang, Yimjongrü, Sangtam, Phom and Khiamniungan.
However, the chairman said that even though there was likelihood for increase in the number of students for the award i.e. from the existing 24 to 48 in the last financial year 2010-11, no allocation of such fund was made during the 2010-11 under the state budgetary plan through department of DUDA.
For this, he urged the government to re-implement the scheme and include it in the state budget during the 2011-12 on special ground for kind consideration for those students studying in the remote areas.