Rs 142 crore to be spent on Adarsh Schools project

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Hoshiarpur, Jan 6 (UNI) The Punjab government will spend Rs 142 crore for starting three model and one Adarsh School in each assembly segment of the state during the current financial year for providing a quality education.

This was stated by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while addressing the valedictory function of a three-day health fair organised by local BJP MP Avinash Rai Khanna in collaboration with the district administration under National Health Mission Programme at Garhshankar, 40 km from here, today.

The Chief Minister said that arrangements had been made for providing free education to the brilliant students of the poorer families in model and Adarsh schools.

Referring to the shortage of teaching staff in government schools, Mr Badal said necessary proceedings had been initiated for the recruitment of 14,000 teachers to fill all vacant posts in senior and secondary schools in state.

Later, Mr Badal inaugurated the pulse polio campaign by administering polio vaccine to seven newborn babies. He appealed to the people to get administered polio drops to their children to completely eradicate polio disease forever.

Tricycles to as many as 15 handicapped persons were given on this occasion.

Mr Khanna in his speech said that more than 14,000 persons were medically examined in this three-day health fair. Artificial limbs to 16 handicapped had been provided.

As many as 252 people had donated blood in the blood donation camp organised in the fair.

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