Patnaik Lays Foundation For Rs 100 Crore Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya
To bring about a milestone school transformation process, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the construction of a Rs 100-crore Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya. Patnaik also gave appointment letters to 443 teachers for several state-run schools.
The new school will be built over 25 acres of land at Andharua, in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The meritorious students from rural areas will get an opportunity to secure admission to the institute. Approximately, 1,000 students of Class 11 and Class 12 will be given admission to the institute.
“This will be a milestone in the ongoing school transformation process in the state, and the Adarsh Vidyalaya will provide quality education to the good students of rural areas,” the CM said at a state government programme on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. Patnaik then paid his tributes to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He also congratulated educators who won the National Teachers’ Award 2021.
Adarsh Vidyalayas will be benchmarks in providing quality education across the country where many students from rural areas will now be given English medium teaching in the secondary and higher secondary level. The facilities provided in these schools will equip students for various competitive examinations at the national level.
“Our goal is to give confidence in the minds of children so that they can overcome obstacles in this competitive world. We will make every effort to realise the dreams of every student and build a strong, new and transformed Odisha,” Patnaik announced while encouraging teachers to mentor students.
He also fixed targets for the Adarsh Vidyalayas to encourage students for blood donation, environment protection, literacy campaigns, yoga, sports and healthy lifestyles and skill development. The schools are also directed to prepare a ten-year vision document to upgrade the education standard in the state.