Ranchi, March 20: Addressing the concluding day of Bal Samagam, an event of school students, here in the state capital, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that the state government has decided to give tabs to all schools in the 2017-18 academic session so that teachers and students can keep pace with the modern world technologies.
He also announced that LPG stoves have been provisioned in all schools so that mid-day meal may be served timely to all students. He said that government teachers will no longer be deputed for any non-teaching government work.
Das released a monthly child magazine ‘Pankh’ on the occasion and announced Rs. 1 lakh each to the teams giving musical band performance and presenting cultural program on the occasion. He also gave Rs 25,000 to one Ruchi Kumari who sang the National Song during the function.
The CM said the condition of government schools deteriorated prior to the BJP-led government since children were not useful to the political parties as their precious ‘vote bank’. He further announced that 18,000 teachers were appointed and the appointment process was on.
“Physical training teachers will be appointed in all schools. Basic infrastructure facilities are being developed in the schools. Bench–desks will be provided in 40,000 schools before April and 40,000 schools will get electricity supply within 2 years. The government will ensure that quality education is imparted to children through national and international institutions. Teachers will also be trained,” said the CM.
Congratulating School Education Secretary Aradhana Patnaik and her team, Das said that Samagam was fast emerging as a role model for the nation and other states. Through Bal Samagam, the hidden talents at village, panchayat, block and district level are being brushed up. The government is committed to improve school education to a desirable level, the CM said.
Das said that due to lack of adequate number of toilets in schools, rural girls had dropped out of schools. “But this problem has been sorted out and girl students should continue going to school. Students’ health will be probed by conducting regular health camps in schools from April onwards this year.
Divyangs (physically challenged) have been given kits through Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. Praising male-female ratio of tribal people, the CM said that it should be carried out. Students of government schools will be sent on tours from 2017.
The School Education Secretary said that this is third successful year of Bal Sangam. The government intends to brush up latent talent of students through such conferences. Puzzle and cross word competitions will be added to it, she said.
MLAs Gangotri Kujoor and Ram Kumar Pahan also addressed the event.
Project Director Mukesh Kumar, School Education Director Manish Ranjan and DC Manoj Kr were present along with other officers on this occasion.