Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani visited the Chikhla Primary School in Valsad on the second day of the 8th Gunotsav. He had a brief interaction with the students there and tested their oral and written skills along with mathematics and general knowledge.
He expressed with pride that the state government is firm in its resolve to ensure that the children of poor and middle class families across the state are able to get modern day education to keep up with the changing times and developing world. He said that the government schools in the state are being equipped with modern methods of learning through digital mode just like the private schools.
He further added that the school dropout rate has come down to just 1.5% due to Gunotsav and Shala Praveshotsav and the literacy rate in the state has reached to 70%.
He further appealed to the teachers and said that it is their responsibility to shape the future generation of the nation in the best possible way so that they can cope up with any and every possible hurdle in life. By comparing schools with temples, he further went on to say that the teachers should make dedicated efforts to make the environment of schools ideal for becoming the temple of knowledge.
The CM also said that as many as 1.75 lakh teachers have been recruited by the state government in the last 1 and a half years along with construction of over 3 lakh classrooms and provision of computer labs, potable water, sanitation facilities etc.
MLA Dr. K.C Patel, Head of District Panchayat Mr. Jitendrabhai Tandel, Collector Mr. C.R Kharsan, Sarpanch Mrs. Kaminiben and various other officials and people of the village were present during the visit.
Source : Gujarat Information Bureau
Source: Information Department, Gujarat