Hyderabad: The Novel idea of providing cash incentives to students joining the English Medium wing of a government school has proved right.
Keeping in view that in the recently sanctioned English medium wing at Yeddu Mailaram village, Sangareddy Dist., where the Gram Panchayat came up with a novel idea. The village sarpanch K. Malla Reddy came up with the incentivizing the students willing to join the Zilla Parishad High Schools.
Fifteen students, who were enrolled in private schools, joined the ZP High School and they were given the promised cash incentive of Rs. 1000 to each student by the Gram Panchayat of Yeddu Mailaram village.
According to the school headmaster, The ZP School management wanted to retain English medium recognition granted this year, when the parents were not so interested to join their wards in the school.
They thought they would find it difficult to retain the English medium due to lack of a minimum number of admissions. When they took up the issue to Sarpanch Malla Reddy, he came up with the idea, besides carrying out a door to door campaign.
The Sarpanch has assured to give Rs. 1,000 as a gift to private school students. Since the local Government Primary School was already having English medium, 19 students from this primary school joined in 6th class. The total strength touched 34 in the 6th class.