Just a few days after assuming charge of Human Resources Development Ministry, Prakash Javadekar visited the Gopal Krishan Gokhale Night School in Dadar, Mumbai. He interacted with the students who were studying there.
While visiting the school he said that education should be inclusive and no one should be left behind. Earlier in the day, Prakash Javadekar interacted with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kochi too.
Quotes from Prakash Javadekar:
"Night schools are among the important institutions helping make education inclusive."
"Government's top priority will be to improve the conditions of night schools and zilla parishad schools."
"Education is essential for upliftment, I sincerely salute the spirit of these poor students, who are pursuing education in night schools, after putting in 8-10 hours of hard work during the day."
"After meeting you, my will to work for you has strengthened. PM Narendra Modi says work for the dailts, underprivileged and backward classes. We will study the problems of night schools and will do whatever is possible for them."
"I myself have studied in a Zilla Parishad School. I am in a good position to understand the problems and challenges of such schools."
"I assure the students and the teachers that I will ask Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde to do his best to improve the infrastructure in nights schools and municipal schools."
School authorities talk to MHRD:
School authorities told the minister that they have been having 100 per cent result for the last four years.
Mumbai, the commercial capital, has a well-developed infrastructure of night schools, where over 15,000 students, aged 15 and above are enrolled for Class 8 upwards.
The city also boasts of many success stories in the form of night school students who went on to succeed as entrepreneurs, particularly in the hotel business.