To encourage to other students, Jharkhand Education Minister Jagarnath Mahto handed over Alto cars to state toppers of Class 10th and 12th examinations. The minister had promised that he would gift cars to class 10 and 12 toppers.
The minister, who himself is a student of class 11 Arts, also promised to adopt toppers from the next year so that they can complete their studies without any hurdle.
The programme was organized in Jharkhand Assembly building, where Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto was present.
Earlier on Wednesday, the minister had gifted a motorbike to a class 10th topper, besides 340 bicycles to the students who scored more than 75 per cent in Bokaro, his Assembly constituency.
Manish Kumar Katiyar and Amit Kumar, who topped in class 10th and 12th this year, were handed over keys of Alto cars by the education minister. Both were overwhelmed and said that such gifts would encourage them to do better in their lives.
Mahto, a matriculate, came into limelight last month by taking admission to Nawadih Devi Mahto Inter School in Bokaro, a school set up by him in 2006 after becoming MLA for the first time in 2005. According to Mahto, he decided to take admission in Inter-Arts only to remove the blot of being termed as under-qualified education minister.