Odisha Education Department Confirms to Adopt PM SHRI School Scheme

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Odisha is preparing to sign an MoU with the Centre to execute the PM SHRI school program, joining other states in this educational effort. With this decision, only West Bengal, Kerala, and Delhi remain to sign similar memoranda of understanding.

Odisha has decided to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Centre to execute the PM SHRI school plan, the Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday. With the coastal state agreeing to adopt the initiative, West Bengal, Kerala, and Delhi are the only states that have not signed an MoU with the Union Ministry of Education to establish such schools.

”The Odisha government has taken a far-reaching decision to sign an MoU with the Ministry of Education, Government of India, to implement the PM SHRI Scheme. PM SHRI are NEP 2020 exemplar schools,” the Ministry of Education wrote on X.

The MoU will be signed by the state prior to the start of the 2024-25 academic year. According to the statement, the engagement between the Odisha government and the Ministry of Education represents improved Center-state connections.

‘We heartily welcome this initiative because it represents our collaborative dedication to promoting school education and ensuring the overall development of kids in Odisha,” the Ministry of Education stated.
The PM Schools for Rising India (PM SHRI) initiative aims to improve 14,500 schools and serve 1.8 million students. It also intends to ensure that these institutions serve as model institutes that embody the spirit of the National Education Policy (NEP 2020).
In the first round, the Union government chose 6,448 schools from 28 states and union territories to be upgraded.

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