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Lucknow, Aug 1 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday inaugurated the direct bank transfer of Rs 1,200 per student to parents of 1.91 crore children to buy school uniform, sweaters, shoes, socks, school bags and stationery items.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said: “Before 2017, government schools were in a dilapidated condition with grass and vegetation covering the school buildings, while there was absence of teachers and students and children had no motivation to go to school.
“In the last five years dedicated efforts were made to improve the condition and as a result, the number of students has significantly increased.”
He said there were about 60-70 percent of female students and a large number of male students who used to walk to their schools barefoot.
“Today when these children are provided with shoes and socks, uniforms and sweaters, they are filled with pride and have new energy for going to school,” he said.
Stating that his government’s aim was to develop state-run schools at par with the convent and private schools, Yogi said: “We implemented a new academic schedule for children, introduced innovative modules to make their learning easier, and as a result, the number of students has gone up which is also an encouraging factor for the Basic Education Department.”
Maintaining that usage of technology-based learning is the need of the hour, he said technology must be efficiently utilised for improving the quality of education and at the same time all our learning values, morals and ethics should be kept intact.
Yogi said: “No negative comments and negative feedback should be given to children. Teachers must take note of weaknesses of the child and give constructive feedback and only encourage a child to do better.”