Happy Schools to be set up in Haryana

Chandigarh : As many as 200 eLearning Centres and 100 ‘Happy Schools’ would be established in Haryana with the assistance of Rotary Foundation under its ‘Rotary India Literacy Mission’.
This was disclosed by the education minister of the state Ram Bilas Sharma while he was speaking at the ‘Ujala Intercity Showcasing Literacy and WinS Projects’ programme organised by Rotary Club of Mohali, SAS Nagar, under the aegis of Rotary India Literacy Mission here today.
He said that as the Rotary Foundation was collaborating with the governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra in the field of education, similarly, the concept of eLearning and Happy Schools would also be introduced in government schools in Haryana. He also lauded the work being carried out by the Rotary India Literacy Mission in this field.
He said that two women had brought laurels to the country by winning Silver and Bronze medals at the Rio Olympics-2016, and their exploits would serve as a source of motivation for other sportspersons, especially women.
District Governor, Rotary, Raman Aneja, said that 75 Rotary Clubs in Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were engaged in the literacy mission. He said that training would be provided to 1,000 teachers, at least 15,000 adults would be imparted basic literacy, and in association with Aasha Kiran nearly 5,000 dropouts, would be brought back to schools by June, 2017. Apart from this, 500 eLearning Centres and 100 Happy Schools would also be established, he added.
On this occasion, Rotary Literacy Hero Awards were given away to Vatsal Chhaya of Chandigarh, Chetna Foundation of Panipat, Udaan Foundation of Saharanpur, Principal of DAV Police Public School in village Moginand, district Panchkula, Satish Arora, founder of Prerna, and Usha Bhatia of Ropar, who are working in the field of literacy promotion.
Those present on the occasion included, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education, Vijai Vardhan, Chairman, Zonal Literacy Committee, Ranjan Dhingra, and other prominent personalities.

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