PS School Education inaugurates KGBV at SultanDaki Baramulla

Cleanliness, personal hygiene and upkeep should be the priority in all KGBVs: Alok Kumar

Cleanliness, personal hygiene and upkeep should be the priority in all KGBVs: Alok Kumar

Baramulla Aug 28 (KNS): Principal Secretary to Govt. Alok Kumar, IRS after taking the charge of the Education Department, during his maiden visit to Baramulla inaugurated the newly constructed Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Sultandaki at Uri, Baramulla.* The building has been completed with a financial implication of Rs. 1.39 Crores under Samagra Shiksha with additional funding under JKIDFC. The Principal Secretary was accompanied by *Director School Education Kashmir Tassaduq Hussain, JKAS and Project Director Samagra Shiksha Er. Deep Raj, JKAS besides Er. Harvinder Singh, IAS Sub-Divisional Magistrate Uri Ghulam Mohd Lone Chief Education Officer Baramulla, BDC Chairperson Uri and Tariq Abdullah Executive Engineer SED-I.*

After inaugurating the 100 Bedded KGBV, the Principal Secretary interacted with the inmates of the KGBV and expressed his satisfaction and gratitude regarding amenities being made available for girl students, to encourage them. *He stressed for the maintenance of Cleanliness, Proper personal Hygiene and upkeep of the KGBV. He directed the Chief Education officer, to make best arrangements of the Management Staff, so that the Students may feel comfort level in the KGBV.* He also enquired about the modus operandi, to be adopted by the Department in KGBVs and advised to conduct special evening classes. Project Director Samagra Shiksha also apprised him that, for personal hygiene of the Girl Students, Vending machines and Incinerators are being provided shortly in all the KGBVs.

While interacting with the media, Kumar said that, School Education Department has completed *62 KGBV hostels out of the sanctioned 89 KGBVs in 89 Educationally Backward Blocks, all over the UT with the financial implication of Rs. 52.30 crores.* He said that rest of KGBVs shall also be completed in the next 6-8 months and School Education Department is making continuous efforts in bringing the students of UT of J&K, at par with the Students of other parts of the country. *He said that, KGBVs are meant for the Girls belonging to weaker sections of the society (ST/SC/BPL/Orphans etc) and at present around 4513 Girl Students* are presently residing in KGBV Hostels. He said that, the improvement in the National Achievement Ranking from 17th Rank to 6th Rank in 2121-22, has added a new feather to the School Edu. Department, which has further encouraged the morale of the Teaching staff. He further reiterated that, rationalization of Teaching staff is on cards and shall be done only, where there is any exigency and a teacher has to contribute wherever he/she is posted.
He said that, for putting School Education Department on vibrant mode, every step shall be taken. *He also appreciated the efforts of School Education Department in the recent enrolment drive held all over the UT, where around 167000 Students have been added in the Govt. Schools.*

He reiterated that, quality infrastructure in the academic institutions even in the remotest areas of the UT of JK shall be made available and stressed for improving the academic standard with various interventions through Teaching fraternity, to make best use of available resources.

*He also informed that, this year around 20 Virtual Reality labs, 02 Model Resource Rooms and allied infrastructure* shall be made available to the students, to boost the scientific Temper. He further advised Students and Teachers to adopt innovative and experiential method for making teaching-learning more meaningful and effective. He also urged them to get ready for the successful implementation of NEP 2020 so that its goal of producing qualitative and skilled human resource can be achieved.
Late evening, the Principal Secretary also visited various areas in the Baramulla District, to take stock of the facilities. The programme was also attended by Teaching cum Non-Teaching Staff of various Schools, members of PRIs and prominent citizens of the area, besides the students community. (KNS) 

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