A helicopter ride was given to at least 125 deserving Chhattisgarh students who excelled in the Class 10 and 12 board exams on Saturday, according to an official. In accordance with the announcement made by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the state and district-level toppers of the Class 10 and 12 board exams had joyrides in a seven-seater helicopter.
This is the first-time board exam toppers have been honoured in such a special way, he said. The official stated that a programme of felicitation had been held at the Police Parade Ground.
The Chief Minister had previously declared that the top 10 deserving students in the Classes 10 and 12 board exams will have a helicopter ride as a reward.
Varsha Dewangan of Raipur, who obtained the top position in Raipur and the tenth rank in Chhattisgarh in the Class 12 board exam, expressed appreciation and said she was excited during the ride and it felt like a dream come true.
Devanand Kameti, a deserving Class 10 student from the Narayanpur district, which has been severely affected by naxalite activity, said, “It was a great pleasure and memorable moment for me to get a helicopter ride, as the place where I come from does not even have proper road connectivity and other facilities.”