Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lauded efforts made by school education department to reach students even during the corona pandemic. Adopting innovative means school education department did not let students suffer during corona, said CM during virtual dedication of 145 new educational buildings on Tuesday.

Chouhan said that educational activities were affected in the Corona period but the government has taken the task of connecting children online with education through innovative alternative arrangements.

The educational buildings , constructed at a cost of Rs 497 crore 70 lakh, include 13 Specialized Residential Schools (Girls Education Complex) of Tribal Welfare Department built at a cost of Rs 357 crore 9 lakhs, 3 new hostel buildings of Rs 4 crore 63 lakhs and 129 high schools and higher secondary school buildings costing Rs 135 crore 98 lakh of the School Education Department.

These buildings were constructed for the Tribal Welfare Department and School Education Department by the Public Works Department. The academic infrastructures dedicated in the programme are of the election unaffected districts.

As many as, 6,370 girls of the scheduled tribe category in the 13 Kanya Shiksha Parisars and 150 students of 3 hostel buildings of the Tribal Welfare Department will be provided better residential facilities.

The newly built 129 High and Higher Secondary Schools of the School Education Department are constructed at different places in 26 districts. About 21,000 students will be benefited from new school buildings.

Chouhan also interacted with parents, students and public representatives. He asked about the facilities in the newly constructed building from a guardian Purushottram who was present at Kanya Shiksha Parisar in Umaria district. He also sought information from the Principal regarding classes during Covid period. Principal Dharmendra Yadav said that it was a high school in 2002 and was converted into Higher Secondary School in 2013. The building has sufficient rooms and systematically constructed staff room, toilet etc.

Suraksha Patidar of Shajapur district told CM that she will utilize the funds provided for laptop to study further. She wants to become patwari, she added.

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