Kaithal, July 18 (UNI) The Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that the quality education was the need of the hour and only those states that would provide better education to the children could progress and prosper in this era of globalisation.
Addressing the public after dedicating the Satya Bharti Primary School at village Sotha in the district, he said that a multi-pronged approach was being adopted to ensure that the benefit of quality education percolate down to the poorest of the poor.
The Satya Bharti Foundation has a plan of seting up 61 Primary Schools and six Secondary-cum-Vocational Schools in Haryana. As many as 15 Primary Schools of the foundation were already functioning in the state.
He said that a Rs 485 crore new scheme of giving monthly stipend to the scheduled caste students and students of BPL families had been implemented in the state.
Giving details of the benefits being given under the scheme, he said that a monthly stipend ranging between Rs 100 and Rs 400 was being given to the scheduled caste and BPL students. Besides, one time annual allowance ranging from Rs 740 to Rs 1450 was also given to them to meet the expenditure towards uniform and stationary.
A new scheme of giving monthly stipend of Rs 1000 to Scheduled Caste students and Rs 750 to BPL students studying in colleges was also being introduced from this academic session, he added. He further said that one time annual allowance of Rs 2000 would also be given to these students for purchasing books and stationary.
He said that over 13 lakh Scheduled Caste and BPL students would benefit from these schemes.
Lauding the role of Satya Bharti Foundation in disseminating knowledge, the Chief Minister said that the foundation has set a target to provide quality education to two lakh children in country.
The Chief Minister also went round the newly inaugurated school and inspected the classrooms where education was being imparted to the tiny tots through computers.
Speaking on this occasion Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises pointed out that even as India was making rapid economic progress, over 300 million children across the country in the age group of seven and above are out of school. There was an urgent need to address this situation and create opportunities for education for the underprivileged, particularly in rural areas.
Mr Mittal that the Satya Bharti Program aims to take quality education to every corner of the country and provide and opportunity to hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children to be a part of main stream education.
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