Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor Minister of State for Tribal Affairs launched the 1st National Level Sports Meet for the students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) at G.M.C Balayogi Stadium, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
The Minister also launched an app ‘EMRS Sports Meet’ dedicated on the
occasion. Total 1777 students comprising of 975 boys and 802 girls representing 20 States of the country are participating in the event which is three day event till Jan.16, 2019. Shri. Jual Oram, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Shri. Sudarshan Bhagat, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, and Shri. Deepak Khandekar, Secretary, Tribal Affairs was also be present for presentation ceremony held on Jan 16th 2019.
Eklavya Model Residential Schools :
- Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) is a Government of India scheme for model residential school for Indian tribals (Scheduled Tribes, ST) across India.
- It was established by the Tribal Ministry, Government of India in the year 1997-98 to ensure tribal students get access to quality education in the remote tribal areas.
- Provisions of funding is through Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution.
- According to the budget 2018-19 block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20,000 tribal persons will have an Eklavya Model Residential School by the year 2022.