It was a pleasant surprise for the students of Anand-based Dadabhai Naoroji High School, when they received 15,000 letters from Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani, each addressed individually. The minister had been invited by the students for the centenary celebrations of Charotar Education Society at DN High School. The minister not only accepted the invitation but also replied to all of 15,000 students.
CES chairman Nirav Patel had explained that the students had been asked to write to the minister, inviting her in their own way, in their own words. While the students were busy with the invitations, they were photographed and a video was shot, later digitized and enclosed with the invitation which representatives took to Delhi to personally invite her.
The minister sure became emotional on this personal invitation from the students, and when the parcel weighing over 100kg, with reply letters to each and every student who had invited her reached the school, the students could not believe it.
Irani had recently made a second visit to Maghrol village in Anand district, which she adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, and gave green signal to projects worth Rs 7.14 crore for the development of the village, which includes tablet PC to each student of the government primary school and Wi-Fi access to the entire village.
Irani has earmarked Rs 42 lakh towards what she has called “smart school project,” which involves tablet PC to each student of the school up to class VIII at the primary school, Wi-Fi, and basic infrastructure upgradation such as dining hall for mid-day meal, among others.