The Union Education Minister Officially Opened 211 PM SHRI Schools in Chhattisgarh

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During the event, Pradhan extended his appreciation to PM Modi for bolstering the nation’s education ecosystem through initiatives such as PM SHRI. Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, along with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai, inaugurated 211 PM SHRI schools in Raipur on Monday.

He praised the students of the state for their confidence and diligence, highlighting that their critical thinking skills will propel them forward. Additionally, he commended the Chief Minister for prioritizing education.

Other notable attendees at the event included Brijmohan Aggarwal, the Minister of Education for the Government of Chhattisgarh, Members of Parliament Sunil Soni, Rajesh Munat, Purandar Mishra, Moti Lal Sahu, and Guru Khushwant Saheb, along with Sanjay Kumar, Secretary of the Department of School and Literacy at the Ministry of Education, and Vipin Kumar, Additional Secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy at the Ministry of Education.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan additionally unveiled a Digital Library for Kendriya Vidyalaya and Virtual Reality labs for Navodaya Vidyalaya in the State. The dignitaries also toured an exhibition organized by the school students. Moreover, three short films highlighting the PM SHRI Yojana, Kendriya Vidyalaya, and Navodaya Vidyalaya were screened during the event.

The PM SHRI School is a centrally sponsored scheme initiated by the Government of India. This endeavor aims to establish over 14,500 PM SHRI Schools managed by Central Government/State/UT Government/local bodies, including KVS and NVS. These schools are envisioned to create a welcoming and nurturing environment for every student, offering a safe and stimulating atmosphere for learning, a diverse range of educational experiences, and adequate physical infrastructure and resources conducive to learning.

The objective is to cultivate students who are actively engaged, productive, and contributing members of society, in alignment with the principles outlined in the National Education Policy 2020. It is anticipated that more than 20 lakh students will directly benefit from this scheme. Furthermore, the scheme will facilitate an enhanced understanding of various aspects of school education quality and inform policy, practices, and implementation.

The insights gained from these schools will be disseminated to other educational institutions across the nation. The scheme is slated for implementation over a five-year period from 2022-23 to 2026-27.

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