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Malkangiri: In an exemplary action, Malkangiri district police on Sunday turned ‘Guru’ to educate the surrendered Maoists.
According to Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena, yesterday the police officials started the drive to help as many as 18 surrendered Maoists, including 6 women, 13 Constables, 64 OPFs and 4 Home guards and 97 students of remote areas of the district for their studies under the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) programme. They are getting classes for IGNOU’s Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP).
Meena said that he himself would take classes on every Saturday and Sunday along with the trainers of DEO. The initiative is also an aim to encourage the Maoists to shun violence and get education, added the SP.
The district administration has also provided books, notebooks, pens and other study materials to all those who will attend the preparatory programme.
IGNOU offers the programme to those students who wish to do Bachelors Degree of IGNOU but have not passed X or XII exams. To enable such students to enter higher education stream, the University has designed this preparatory programme. As per the programme, the students need to pass in two entrance tests to enroll their names for the Bachelors Degree.