Akhilesh thanks media for bringing IIT brothers into spotlight
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday thanked media for highlighting the financial hardships faced by two brothers from Pratapgarh who cracked the IIT entrance exam and said his government would provide all help to any such case brought to his notice.
Raju (18) and Brijesh (19), sons of a daily wage earner from <g data-gr-id="18">Rehua</g> Lalganj village in Pratapgarh, recently cleared the IIT Advanced examinations. Raju secured <g data-gr-id="19">167th</g> rank in his first attempt while his brother Brijesh stood 410th in the prestigious exam.
"I need to thank the members of the press for bringing the issue into <g data-gr-id="22">spotlight</g> as it was only after this that the children reached me. Whenever you (media) will bring any such case to our notice... the Samajwadi Party government will come forward and help the poor," Yadav said. He had extended help and announced that his government would honour the two brothers and bear the expenses of their admission and education.
On decisions taken in the meeting, he said the Nawabganj Bird <g data-gr-id="17">Sanctury</g> in Unnao will be named after freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad as he hailed from that city and the Lucknow Zoo after Nawab Wajid Ali Shah.