BERHAMPUR: The State Government on Tuesday launched 100 Adarsh Vidyalayas in 14 districts in the first phase. Inaugurating a school at Sasan Ambagaon in Hinjili block of Ganjam district, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the Government has decided to open Adarsh Vidyalayas in all the 314 blocks of the State in phases with an aim to provide qualitative education to the students in rural areas. The Chief Minister hoped that the Vidyalayas will benefit students as the medium of instruction will be English and will be affiliated to the CBSE.
Naveen was accompanied by Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Kesari Arukh, Women and Child Development Minister Usha Devi, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahy and Mass Education Commissioner Ranjana Chopra.
Addressing the gathering, Debi Mishra said nearly 9,033 students have applied for admission and each Vidyalaya will admit 240 students, both girls and boys.
Later, the Chief Minister inaugurated a new bridge over river Rushikulya at Tanhar village under Seragada block and Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra (BNRGSK) building at Pitala village, bridge over Nandini Nala, SBI branch and upgraded high school at Krushnachai village. The Chief Minister spent more than two hours and addressed a gathering at Tanhar before flying back to Bhubaneswar.
Koraput: Energy Minister Pranab Prakash Das inaugurated four model schools in Pottangi at Pungar in Semliguda block, Nandapur and Lamtaput on Tuesday. Addressing the gathering, Das urged the parents to take the benefit of model schools for ensuring a bright future of their children.
District BJD president Jayaram Pangi, Pottangi MLA Prafulla Pangi, Collector V Jay Kumar and DRDA Project Director Samarthya Verma accompanied the Minister.
Malkangiri: Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi accompanied by Nabarangpur MP Balabhadra Majhi, Malkangiri MLA Manas Madkami and Chitrakonda MLA Dambru Sisha inaugurated model schools at Kalimela, Podia and Khairput on Tuesday. The model schools with hostel facilities will follow the CBSE syllabus, with English as the first language and Odia as second language.