Uttar Pradesh CM kicks off ‘School Chalo’ campaign in Shravasti district, MLAs, Education dept officials urged to adopt new schools under Operation Kayakalp

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Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh 

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the month-long ‘School Chalo’ campaign at Sharvasti, the district with the lowest literacy rate in  the state, on Monday. For this year’s campaign, priority will be given to districts with low literacy rates, which include Shravasti, Bahraich, Balrampur, Badaun and Rampur.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Yogi urged legislators, councillors, panchayat and municipal  representatives as well as intellectuals to come forward to join this noble mission as it would pave the way for the development and empowerment of Uttar Pradesh in the real sense.

He also urged legislators and Education Department officials to adopt a school each and work towards their transformation in terms of facilities such as well-equipped libraries, smart classes, provision of safe drinking water, toilets etc. as they did during his first tenure as CM following the launch of Operation Kayakalp in 2017.

He said: “Since the launch of Operation Kayakalp in 2017, 1.34 lakh primary schools have undergone a facelift in UP with provision of drinking water facility, furniture, construction of  toilets, inclusion of smart classes and improvement in the quality of mid-day meals. Now, I want you to adopt the remaining schools for their modernisation.”

“There cannot be a more sacred mission than educating a child and with Navratri underway, there can’t be a more auspicious occasion to join the mission. Education alone can give right direction to society and lay the foundation for a developed and empowered country. It’s both our moral duty and social responsibility that we bring each child to the school, including children of migrant workers who came to the state on vacations”, CM Yogi added.

He urged councillors, panchayat representatives and others to conduct door to door visits in their areas to ensure that every family sent its child to school. He added that while the state government was providing school uniforms, shoes and schoolbags to the children, it’s the parents’ duty to see to it that their children went to schools in uniforms.

Welcoming students to the schools after a gap of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CM Yogi informed that in three years since 2017, 1.80 crore children had got registered for basic education.

“In April 2020, there was a complete lockdown, but today all activities are open. More than 30 crore doses have been given in UP while people are also getting ration twice a month under the double engine government”, Yogi said. He said that tablets and smartphones were being distributed to bachelor degree students in order to make them tech-savvy in the technology-driven world.

Meanwhile, admission certificates were distributed to some students whereas hearing aids were given to some differently-abled students by the CM. CM also honoured teachers and others for their contribution to Operation Kayakalp.  CM Yogi also talked about bringing changes to the curriculum to include lives of great people of India and including sports for the holistic development of the children.

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