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Rajnath rolls out ‘Student Police Cadet’ project

Gurugram, July 21: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday here rolled out the ‘Student Police Cadet’ (SPC) programme, under which high school students across the country will be taught to become much more responsible citizens. Speaking at the formal launch at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here, he said that the SPC programme, for students of classes 8 and 9, will be implemented across the country with a vision for citizens to respect and follow laws willingly, practice responsible behaviour towards others, demonstrate empathy for weaker sections of society, and participate in tackling community issues. A sum of Rs 67 crore had sanctioned to states for the programme’s implementation and each school would get Rs 50,000 for educational aids, training and contingency for the programme, to be carried out on pilot basis in all states and union territories. (IANS)