Our mission is to provide quality education to all
Our mission is to provide quality education to all:- The Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar said that the Centre is committed to achieve the standards of quality education, while making sure that no child is left out of the educational drive.
At the Cultural Fest
Addressing the annual cultural celebration of Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan in Kolkata, Javadekar said that the Centre was striving hard to provide quality education to all, specially to the girls and the deprived sections, irrespective of their communities and faith.
Numerous drives were lined up, including the orientation and training of parents and pre-service and in-service training of the teachers to mould students into better human beings, he said.
Praising the efforts made by the Vidya Bharati in extending valuable help to the Government and society for imparting the education, he said that giving education has always been a very high virtue in our traditions and there is no better cause than educating the poor section.
In India since Independence
During its 70 years of Independence, India has largely achieved the goal of providing the quantity education as 27 crore students are currently being educated from KG to PG levels.
“Making achievements in the quantity-front with around 97 per cent enrollment of potential students, partially aided by the former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in the past, the current government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working on a mission to achieve and ensure the quality education for all in the coming five years,” the Union Minister added.
Attending an another programme earlier on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Kendriya Vidyalay-II, Salt Lake, Javadekar inaugurated a ‘Plastic Waste Free Kolkata Drive’.
Speaking on the occasion, he asked the school students to keep their cities clean by regularly cleaning off their respective vicinities.
“Cleaning has become mandatory, to do away with the plastic wastes, which has in today’s time become a major hindrance in the clean India drive,” Javadekar said adding that this drive would be a true homage to Mahatma Gandhi who dreamt of a clean India.
He said 15,000 tons of plastic waste is produced daily in India of which only 9,000 is sent away for treatment.
“This imbalance leads to the addition of 6,000 tons of untreated plastic waste, which is non-biodegradable, on our civic system which causes unmanageable harm to our environment and the cleanliness drive,” Javadekar said.
“The only way out, therefore, is to render helping hands to our civic bodies who are struggling to manage the additional load of e-waste and bio-medical waste that are highly hazardous,” the minister added.