Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday reiterated his government’s commitment in improving the education sector and informed that due to continuous efforts of the government the Centre has sanctioned seven new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) for the state.
Speaking at a function at Yingkiong in Upper Siang district, Khandu informed that the new KVs would come up at Kurung Kumey, Dibang Valley, Namsai, Upper Subansiri, Anjaw, West Siang and Upper Siang districts of the state soon.
The Chief Minister also visited the under-construction building of Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya at Ramsing village, near Yingkiong, the district headquarters, a CMO release said.
Khandu thanked the villagers for donating the land for free for the school. He also appreciated the quality work being carried out for school building which is being constructed with an estimate of three crores.
The Chief Minister said the school needs more infrastructure such as principal quarter, staff quarters, boundary wall, science lab and auditorium for which, he promised to sanction additional fund of the eighth crore within the financial year 2019-20. Khandu urged the executing department to carry out work on a war footing so that the new school building should be ready within this year and that classes for the next academic session should begin from this new building. At present the school is being run from a temporary site, the release added.
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