Irani promises 14 vodaya Vidyalayas for TE children

Foundation stones of KVs laid at Golaghat, Lakhimpur

From a Correspondent

Golaghat, Jan 6: Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani today said 14 vodaya Vidyalayas will be set up in Assam for the benefit of students from the tea community.

Addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the Golaghat Kendriya Vidyalaya here, the HRD minister said that students at the central school will be kept abreast with modern techniques of teaching and learning practices.

Initially, the central school will have classes up to Class X level, but later it will be upgraded to the higher secondary level.

"The Kendriya Vidyalaya in Golaghat will provide service like e-pathsala and e-learning systems where NCRT and CBSE courses can be accessed through mobile apps. Student attendance, marks of the examitions and status of students will be sent by sms to parents," she said.

The HRD minister also said the life histories of Vaishvite Saint Srimanta Sankardev and cultural icons like Lakshmith Bezbaruah, besides the culture and history of the Northeast will be included in the Education Policy that is being framed currently.

"I am a daughter of Dhubri district. I still have relatives there. I am committed to work for the development of the State," she said.

Speaking on the occasion, Kaliabor MP Gourav Gogoi said that despite being talented, the skills of the youths of the State and region go unnoticed due to lack of proper skill development facilities. He appealed to the Union minister to develop such facilities in the region to groom the skills among the youths.

Union minister Sarbanda Sonowal, commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Santosh Kumar Mall, Deputy Commissioner and chairman VMC Anowarul Haque, principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Golaghat Tej rayan Thakur and deputy commissioner of KVS, Tinsukia region Ajay Pant were among those who attended today's programme.

The Central Public Works Department is executing the Kendriya Vidyalaya project at Khatkhati at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,885.41 lakh.

Irani also addressed party workers at a meeting at Chelengi near here.

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