Badal pays surprise visit to village school, rewards kids

February 17th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Hoshiarpur (Punjab), Feb 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday paid a surprise visit to a government-run school in this district and rewarded 20 students from poor families with Rs.5,000 each for academic excellence.
Badal arrived unannounced at the Government Senior Secondary School in Farhala village under Mahilpur sub-division.

The chief minister’s surprise visit to the school also revealed that teachers and other staff were performing their duties. Only three teachers, who were away at a nearby town for an official meeting, were not present when the chief minister came.

The children were excited to see the chief minister in their midst.

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