Bihar student contacts deputy CM, gets scholarship 

Patna, Dec 16 (IANS) An engineering student from Sitamarhi district got his pending scholarship, thanks to social networking service Facebook and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav.

Social media savvy Tejaswi, 26, said the engineering student informed him on his Facebook account that he was unable to get the post-matric scholarship for the last three years despite much effort.

“Tejaswi immediately directed the officials concerned to look into the complaint and ensure the youth received his scholarship money,” an official in the deputy chief minister’s office said here.

“The day after Tejaswi’s directions, the youth got his pending scholarship in his bank account and thanked the deputy chief minister for his help,” the official added.

Tejaswi said in his Facebook post that he had received several similar complaints and he was personally looking into them to help students from poor backgrounds. “Lack of money should not hinder education of the poor students,” Tejaswi said.

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