UP board topper awarded chopper ride with CM


Lucknow: UP board topper from Jhansi, Prashant Samadhiya, who was felicitated in Lucknow was given a ride back home in the state helicopter by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who also travelled with him.

While Samadhiya was the board topper from Jhansi, his sister Nisha also did pretty well in the X std examinations and was to be presented with a free laptop also by the Chief Minister on that day itself. So after felicitating him at Lucknow, the CM took Prashant back with him on a ride to his home Jhansi.

An official sanction was sought from his parents through phone calls and then the meritorious student boarded the chopper. After the ride he said, “During the hour long ride home, the CM pointed out Unnao, Kanpur, and the Ganga bridge as we flew over them. He advised me to study hard but not to stress.”