Education our top priority: Sheila

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New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said her government accorded top priority to education which was evident from the fact that it opened one school after every interval of 45 days during the last nine years.

Speaking after laying the foundation stone of the Government Senior Secondary School Building at Mandoli Extension in East Delhi, the Chief Minister said the state government was also striving hard to enroll maximum number of students to achieve the goal of universalisation of education.

She said to meet the goal, her government had opened schools for rag pickers and made arrangement of mobile schools for the children of construction labourers in the capital-city for the purpose.

Also present were Education Minister Arvinder Singh and MLAs Baljor Singh and Veer Singh Dhingan.

Mr Singh said the Education Department has earmarked Rs.200 crore for renovation of 191 schools situated in the Trans-Yamuna area.

The Directorate of Education is focusing on all-round development of students in the schools. He added that the government schools during 1998 were treated as worst whereas now they were competing with the public schools. Mr Singh added that the city-government was providing all necessary infrastructure in schools such as laboratories, libraries, auditoriums, swimming pools, gymnasiums, amont others.

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