928 PM Shree schools launched in Lucknow

928 PM Shree schools launched in Lucknow

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath launched PM Shri Schools in Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow today. The program was attended by Shri Surya Pratap Shahi, Member of Uttar Pradesh Assembly; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Primary Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Sandeep Singh; Smt. Gulab Devi, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Secondary Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Shri Sanjay Kumar; Additional Secretary of School Education and Literacy Department, Shri Vipin Kumar and other officials were present. Participants from 928 locations also participated virtually in the event. The dignitaries visited the exhibition put up by school children.

Addressing the event, Shri Pradhan expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for improving the infrastructure of schools to provide world-class education and making it one of the key agendas of the Government. He said that the upgradation and modernization of more than 1000 schools under PM-Shri in the state is a step in this direction.

Shri Pradhan also appreciated the efforts of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in implementing the recommendations of NEP 2020 in the state in the last three years. He highlighted that in the first phase, 928 government schools in Uttar Pradesh are being included in the PM Shree Scheme, including 81 Kendriya/Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Shri Pradhan also mentioned that NEP 2020, as a logical document, has the potential to lead the world.

The minister also said that out of the 26 crore students in the country, about 20 per cent come from the state and hence they will be crucial to realizing the goal of a developed India by 2047. He also highlighted how Navodaya Vidyalaya students of the state achieved success in competitive entrance exams like IITs, Government Medical Colleges, NITs etc. without any coaching. He appreciated the state's effort to take help from the Center for Creative Learning of IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat in teaching science to the students of Kasturba Gandhi Girls Schools in Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing the event, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath mentioned that 1753 schools across the state have been selected to be upgraded as PM Shri Schools. Infrastructure improvements such as kindergartens, smart classrooms, science laboratories, digital libraries and sports facilities will be introduced in schools, resulting in integrated campuses to provide holistic school education.

Pavita Jones