Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched Telangana State’s first National Pre-school Chain, ‘Sankriti Global Pre-school’ in a function held at HICC in Hyderabad on February 7. This is probably India’s first pre-school chain initiated by a woman educationist, while other chains were initiated by businessmen/organisations. Sanskriti Educational Society, the parent body owns and operates the immensely popular ‘Sanskriti School’ with over 700 strength in Kondapur in Hyderabad.
Speaking at the launch, Venkaiah Naidu deplored at the pathetic educational standards in rural areas where a fifth grader is unable to read second grade textbooks. He said, “Their level of maths and reading is declining. If you want to lay strong foundation for India, the foundation has to be laid at primary educational level and that too in rural levels.”
“Education and textbooks should be made interesting. Rural education must be made more encouraging. There are many examples of success in rural education in India like the Barefoot College, 8 Day Academy and Gurukul School in Bihar,” he added.
The Hyderabad based Sanskriti school which launched pre-school chain, plans to set up 3000 franchisee outlets in the next five years, Revati Raju, Founder informed in a press release. She said, “It will be a franchise model. We would like to push our expansion through network of women entrepreneurs across Tier II and Tier III cities in the country.”
“Sanskriti Global Pre-School Chain” envisions a pan-India presence through Franchisee model. Hopes to have 100 franchise outlets in the very first of operations and targets to achieve 300 franchise outlets in the next five years. The franchise model is designed with an aim of transforming the pre-primary education landscape in India, announced Revati Raju.
We have already finalised a Franchisee in Hyderabad. Sushma, a woman entrepreneur was handed over a Franchise kit through the hands of Venkaiah Naidu, added Ravati.