State Government has taken many steps to improve education: Chief Minister
State Government wants to provide access to quality education for all
Newly built 104 government High Schools and 2 government Girls inter college dedicated to the people
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that state government has taken many steps to improve education in the state and that not only schools and colleges were being established at all levels, even universities were being developed. It is the will of the State Government, the Chief Minister said to provide access to quality education for all and that the state government was working in this direction.
The Chief Minister was today addressing the gathering at his official residence after felicitation ceremony, dedication/foundation stone laying ceremony of newly built government High Schools and model schools. He also gave away ‘Saraswati Samman’ to three teachers and ‘Shri Samman’ to six teaches under the aegis of the higher education department. Mr. Yadav also dedicated 104 newly built Government High Schools and two Government Girls Inter College. With this, he also laid the foundation stones of 158 Model Schools and five Governments Inter Colleges.
Mr. Yadav said that the society respects teachers and children repose full faith in them. Terming teachers as guide, the Chief Minister said that if the guidance was right a child can attain any heights of success. The Chief Minister said that UP was far ahead in the education sector and said that Noida and other areas in the NCR had attained a special place in the education sector and this region was going to become the biggest education hub in the country. He also referred to the Bennett University being established by the Times Group in greater Noida and pointed out that the state government was also encouraging medical education.
The Chief Minister also stated that by making education job centric the immense energy among youngsters can be utilized constructively, the Chief Minister aired his worries at copying in exams and said that his government was committed to maintaining the highest standards of examinations and preventing copying. Referring to the free laptop scheme, he said this was done so that socialism of education and information reached every house. The state government, he added, succeeded in this, as no village was left in the state where the laptop of the Samajwadi Government had not reached and this has led to equality as well.
Before this, in his address, the Secondary Education Minister Mr. Mehboob Ali informed that under the UP Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan, a government high school will be set up at every five km. He also informed that permission had been granted for setting up of Army schools at Mainpur, Amethi and Jhansi and added that facebook and twitter accounts of the Secondary Education Department had been opened and very soon a call center would also be launched.
Ministers of State for Secondary Education, Mr. Vijay Bahadur Pal and Mr. Vinod Kumar aka Pandit Singh also spoke on the occasion. The Chief Minister dedicated 104 new government high schools built at a cost of Rs 60.44 crore and laid the foundation stones for construction of 158 model schools to be built at a cost of Rs. 477 crores. It may be pointed out here that the state government has decided to set up model schools in 680 educationally backward development blocks.
On his occasion the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Government Inter Colleges at Behata and Sairpur in Lucknow, government Inter Colleges at Mark and Kamasin at Banda and Government Inter College at Amritpur, Raghupur in Etah district. He also dedicated to the people, the Government Girls Inter Colleges at Saifai (Etawah), Chunniganj (Kanpur City). They were built at a cost of Rs. 12.45 crores.
The Chief Minister also felicitated teachers of the Universities and Degree Colleges of the Higher Education Department. The prize money has been enhanced three times by the State Government. The Chief Minister felicitated Chancellor Prof. Munna Singh of the Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture and Technology University, Kanpur, Prof. Dhruvsen Singh of the Geology Department Lucknow University and retired head of the Department of Environmental Sciences at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University Faizabad, Prof. GC Pandey by Saraswati Samman.
Under this, all recipients were given Rs. three lakh as prize money and a citation. Prof. Somesh Kumar Shukla of the Commerce Department; Lucknow University, Associate Professor of the Anthropology Department Dr. Uday Pratap Singh, Associate Professor of the Arabic Culture Department Dr. Nisar Ahmad Qazmi, retired Principal of the Government Degree College Indrapur, Deoria Dr. Gulab Shankar Lal, Associate Professor of Hindi at Harish Chandra Post Graduate Degree College Dr. Balbeer Singh and Principal of RN Institute of Modern Management Education and Research Dr. Harendra Singh were felicitated by the ‘Shikshak Shri Samman’. Under this, they were given Rs. 1.50 lakh as prize money and citation.
Also present at the occasion were ministers in the State Government Mr. Ahmad Hasan, Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Mr. Avadhesh Prasad, Mr. Narad Rai, Mr. Paras Nath Yadav, Mr. Manoj Kumar Pandey, Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Higher Education) Mrs. Kalpana Awasthi, Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal, Special Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Amit Gupta, Director Information Mr. Ashutosh Niranjan and other officials. Principal Secretary (Secondary Education) Mr. Jitendra Kumar proposed the vote of thanks.