Hyderabad, June 8 : Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reiterated Government’s priority and commitment for Education and Health sectors and stated that “Vidya Sambaraalu” would be celebrated all over the State soon, in a big way.
The Chief Minister said that top priority was also being given for education and health through SC, ST sub-plan. With the special care taken by the State Government in education sector, particularly in Social welfare and tribal welfare, the students are being trained in creative, sports, life skills, physical education and outbound programs as an integral part of the primary, middle and High school, Junior college curriculum. Excellent results are being achieved by these students, he said.
The Chief Minister inaugurated “Open-Minds – A Birla School” at Kollur, on the outskirts of Hyderabad this morning. Ministers – Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, Dr J.Geetha Reddy, M Maheedhar Reddy, several senior officials and non-officials participated in the programme.
The Chief Minister said that during the “Education Fortnight” from 9th to 21st July, 2012, Government either spent or sanctioned Rs.2,349 crores on infrastructure and other facilities in primary and secondary education sector. During this fortnight, 1.12 crore pairs of uniforms were distributed to 56 lakh children at a cost of Rs.225 crores and 5.13 crore text books with a cost of Rs.127 crores were distributed. 500 School Complexes under Rajiv Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan at a cost of Rs.156 crores were inaugurated and 355 foundations were laid for Model School Girls Hostels at an estimated cost of Rs.454 crores.
Additional class rooms of 9,747 were inaugurated at a cost of Rs.516 crores and foundations were laid for 13,280 additional class rooms at an estimated cost of Rs.704 crores. Other facilities and educational infrastructure created consists – inauguration of 108 Inclusive Education Resource Centres with Rs.10 crores, 27 Hostels for Urban Deprived Children with Rs.10.80 crores, 46 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas at a cost of Rs.57.50 crores, 950 School Compound walls spending Rs.30.30 crores,54,758 Toilets were constructed spending Rs.34.70 crores. 26,000 bicycles were distributed spending Rs.7.50 crores, 7 lakh Sanitary Napkins were distributed with Rs.12 crores and 11,602 Aids and Appliances were distributed at a cost of Rs.4.12 crores. INN