Hyderabad: In what is claimed to be a path-breaking move in education, Telangana's first KG to PG institution has come up in Rajanna Sircilla district.
The state government has built an integrated campus from Kindergarten to Post Graduation and has come up at Gambhiraopet to provide free education to all.
Equipped with modern facilities, the six-acre campus has a built up area of 100,00 square feet and it serves over 3,500 students.
The model campus comprises buildings for Anganwadi kendram, pre-primary school, primary school, high school, junior college and degree college.
The KG to PG campus at Gambhiraopet has come up as part of Mana Ooru Mana Badi programme of the state government. According to officials, the campus provides English, Telugu and Urdu media of instruction.
Authorities have provided facilities for early childhood education for over 250 children. The sprawling campus has over 90 class rooms including digital classrooms, computer and science labs.
Industries and Information Technology Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Saturday said that the government aims to create such facilities in all districts across the state.
"Let me introduce you to the changing face of education in Telangana," tweeted Rama Rao, who is a MLA from Rajanna Sircilla district.
According to a video posted by him, since the emergence of Telangana as a separate state, the government under the leadership of K. Chandrasekhar Rao has advanced the access and quality of education for all through inclusive policies and state-of-the-art facilities.
It was in 2014 that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (now Bharat Rashtra Samithi) had promised KG to PG free education scheme. The opposition has been criticizing the government for not fulfilling its promise.
However, the KCR government had denied that it failed to implement the promise and claimed that it built hundreds of residential schools for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Minorities and improved infrastructure in educational institutions over last eight years to take care of the programme in a different way.
Meanwhile, actor politician Prakash Raj took to Twitter to react to Telangana building its first KG to PG campus. "A leader with a vision.. with an intent for a better tomorrow..thank you KCR garu," he tweeted.
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