Hyderabad, March 6: When Telangana State was not even formed, an NGO which named itself as Dr. YSR Educational and Welfare Foundation fooled around 200 poor students of Arunachal Pradesh by attracting them with offering free education through scholarships. Taking a serious note on this Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has come to the help of around 214 students of the state who had been duped by an NGO.The students were lured with the promise that all their expenses of hostel and tuition fees would be met through scholarships provided by the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment along with Ministry of Minority Affairs through scholarships. One of the media of Arunachal Pradesh reported that the representatives of the Foundation had approached the then general secretary of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union, Baru Nasi about this immoral act.
It was observed that the NGO has website and a Facebook page which consists photos of Andhra Pradesh CM late YS Rajashekhar Reddy but the contact and address on the website shows to Princeton JCT New Jersey whereas Facebook address refers to Guwahati. According to the reports it was also came to note that the memorandum was signed between the All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union AAPSU and NGO.
As per the agreement of the NGO the students who were selected for free education had to pay Rs.6000/- as hostel fee for the first year and Rs.25,000/- as a registration fee to the Foundation. Registration fee was not refundable but hostel fee was to be returned on the completion of the course. But since the Telangana State formed the NGO went missing where around 214 students got admissions into engineering and medical colleges in and around Hyderabad.
After Baru Nasi was approached by the representatives, h e agreed to arrange the fees of the students who wished to continue their academics. Out of 214 students 180 are continuing with their academics. After Baru Nasi’s appeal Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu personally promised to clear off all dues of the students studying in Hyderabad.