Witnessing the pathetic condition of children living in tea garden areas of Assam, Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani has announced 14 new Navodaya Vidyalayas in the state.
While announcing the initiative, Irani said, ‘After taking charge as Union HRD Minister, I received a number of requests for setting up Navodaya Vidyalayas in the state, specifically for the development of the children residing in different tea gardens across the state,’ adding, ‘As part of this initiative, 14 new schools will soon be established in different parts of the state.’
‘There will also be supporting classes for children of tea garden workers so that they can clear the entrance examination to enrol in these schools,’ she stated.
HRD minister also disclosed that Kendriya Vidyalaya in Golaghat will soon have e-pathsala and e-learning systems where NCERT study materials can be accessed through mobile apps. Student attendance, marks of the examinations and status of students will be sent by SMS to parents.
‘Life histories of Vaishnavite Saint Srimanta Sankardev and cultural icons like Lakshminath Bezbaruah, along with the history of the Northeast will be included in the Education Policy which is being framed currently,’ she added.