Chandigarh, May 5- Setting an example for the whole country, Haryana today started a revolution in the field of education. Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal launched this revolution by distributing tablets to the students of government schools while launching the ‘e-Adhigam’ scheme from Rohtak. This Tablet distribution function was also organized in 119 places in the state. During this, the Chief Minister connected with all the districts of the state through virtual medium and also interacted with the children, teachers and parents. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that earlier the students of the schools had to carry the books in bags but from today their books will be in this tab. He said that Covid had affected education. He said that in the New Education Policy, a target has been set to implement the scheme of providing education by adopting technology across the country, while we are determined to implement it by 2025.
In his address, the Chief Minister said that today a big revolution has been initiated in the field of education. Till date, such a big campaign has not been done for the children of government schools in any other state of the country. No state in the country has distributed tablets to 5 lakh children at once. Haryana is the first such state. The government will give tablets to the children of class IX to XII. He said that there was a time when children wrote on slates and then on copies. Those slates have now been replaced by Tablets. The e-Adhigam scheme will prove to be a milestone in the education sector. In the coming time, many more reforms will be done in the education sector. The Chief Minister said that due to Covid, there was a lot of impact in the education sector and schools had to be closed, but now the tablet has become the new classroom. And through e-books, it has become a full-fledged class room.
The largest part of the budget earmarked for the education sector
The Chief Minister said that Haryana spends the maximum part of its budget on the education sector. He said that in this budget alone, Rs. 20,000 crore is being spent on education. The Chief Minister said that radical changes are being made in the education sector, for which budget constraints will not be allowed to come in the way.
Government will constitute a task force
Announcing on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the government is going to form two task forces for the education sector. One task force will work on the infrastructure, building, boundary wall, beautification, cleanliness, roads, water and toilets and other essential requirements of the schools, while the other Task Force will ensure the arrangement of furniture etc. in the schools. The Chief Minister said that within a year, arrangement of dual benches would be made in all the schools of Haryana.
Children will be proficient in skills related to the field of IT
The Chief Minister called upon the students to acquire skills in the field of IT. He said that the government will make arrangements to improve the IT skills of the children. Children will be given skill training in 3-D printing, drones, AI, block chain and other technologies. IT trained youth can work anywhere in the country, the avenues of employment are open for them. He expressed confidence that in the coming times, the youth of Haryana will become the first choice in the country and the world. He said that a separate Foreign Cooperation Department has been created in Haryana through which direct contact with other countries can be made to export and send manpower there.
Subject wise Olympiad for students begins
The Chief Minister said that subject wise Olympiad would be started for the students so that there is healthy competition among the students of Physics and Mathematics. Children who get good marks in this will be sent to institutions like NASA and ISRO. Olympiads will be held at district and state level, in which students will be given scholarships and prizes.
Youth will be prepared for NDA level
Sh. Manohar Lal said that the Indian Army consists of 10 per cent youth from Haryana. But the number of Haryana officers in the army is very less. Now we are moving ahead in this and youth will be prepared for NDA level. Special arrangements will be made for NDA coaching.
By: Madhur Vyas