RAIPUR: Celebrating their achievements, 89 exceptional students from Class 10 and 12 an “airlifting” experience as they were treated to a helicopter ride on Saturday morning. This extraordinary gift was made possible by the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel, who had pledged this “joy ride” as a token of appreciation for their dedication and hard work.
Among the honorees were 49 students from Class X and 30 students from Class 12, including students from Scheduled Tribes, who were invited to experience a joy ride in a seven-seater helicopter. The announcement was made under the Swami Aatmanand Medhavi Chhatra Protsahan Yojana.
Devkumar Dewangan, a student from Swami Aatmanand English Medium School who appeared for the Class 12 board exams, expressed his excitement about the helicopter ride. “I couldn’t sleep all night and kept checking the time. The chopper ride was incredibly enjoyable and thrilling,” he said.
Gayatri Dhanushdhari, a Class 12 student belonging to a special backward tribal community, achieved a remarkable score of 85.02% in the board examination. Overwhelmed with joy, Gayatri shared, “I will never forget this moment; it’s like a dream come true. My entire family is overjoyed, thanks to the Chief Minister. I aspire to become a doctor.”
Another bright student, N Kumari Baiga, achieved a score of 88.16% in Class 10 and hails from the village of Mannabedi in Kabirdham district. Her mother works as a cook at the village’s primary school. Reflecting on the experience, Baiga, a student at Swami Aatmanand School in Bodla, said, “This day will forever be etched in my memory. As a member of a special backward tribal community, I aspire to witness progress within our community.”
According to an official statement, last year approximately 125 meritorious students were given the opportunity to enjoy a helicopter ride as part of this initiative, which aims to inspire and motivate young students.

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