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Educational grants to over 22, 000 schools released by School Edu Dept

Educational grants to over 22, 000 schools released by School Edu Dept
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Srinagar: In a bid to improve the infrastructural standards in government schools, the school education department has released school grants to 22,570 educational institutions under centrally sponsored scheme- Samagra Shiksha.
The move is likely to bring reforms in the educational institutions in terms of maintenance of electricity, libraries and laboratories in the government-run educational institutions.
The grants are released to schools to improve and increase the availability of facilities in schools and provide basic facilities to the students.
Besides, the school education department has fairly performed in students exchange programme wherein 2,063 students visited different states across the country during the current year.
The education department is also mulling to establish 22 Science Centres in Kashmir and Jammu divisions each.
Besides, Aero Modelling clubs and Astronomy clubs are also being set up across the state.
“The work is under progress and is expected to complete within this year,” an official said.
The school education department has also provided school bags with education desks to 74,285 children of class 1st and 2nd primary.
These students were covered on pilot basis while as the initiative will continue to left out students.
The official said that on the basis of favourable feedback, the order for rest of the target is under process.
The education department has also performed fairly in teacher training programmes wherein 65 master trainers were trained from 25th to 30 March this year, training of 824 Resource Persons at the district level and teachers was also held in April as well.
The state has also organised eight summer/winter camps for students at state level.
“Besides, the education department also organised intra district excursion trip for 105725 students studying at secondary level,” an official informed.
This year, the department has been able to undertake various successful initiative for the welfare of the students.
The department has also distributed 550 NCERT Science kits with Microscope and Maths Kits among schools across the state.
“School Level/District Level/Divisional Level competitions were organized in the four art forms Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Art,” an official said.
The education department has also played active role in organising sports activities for students.
“State Level Band competition was organized at Jammu. Winning team participated in the North Zonal Level Competition at Panchkula, Haryana,” an official said.
The department has compiled the data of these successful initiatives on eve of the upcoming project approval board meeting which is likely to be held in coming week.
“Under the Art forum Theatre the winners of the state level competition participated in the North Zonal Level completion organized at Patiala Punjab,” an official said while briefing about the achievements in organising cultural activities.

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