Bemetara (Chhattisgarh) [India], Sept. 19 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday attended the Shikshak Samman Samaroh programme in Chhattisgarh's Bemetara district and said that several schemes and projects have been launched to improve the quality of education in the state.
Speaking to the reporters here, Singh said, "On this auspicious occasion; I'm glad to see Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan making visiting here. Her presence has made it more meaningful and grand. I also wish and congratulate all the ministers and authorities who have been planning this event since long and made it happen today".
"It is one-of-its-kind of felicitation ceremony held in Bemetara every year with the participation of local public. Several schemes and projects have been launched to improve the quality of education in the state where strength of teachers in 50,000 government schools has reached to 2.44 lakh. While, 54 lakh students are enrolled in these schools," Chief Minister said.
Chhattisgarh assembly speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, state's education minister Kedar Kashyap and MLAs also attended the programme.
During the event, 26 retired teachers, 20 meritorious students, two divyang students (differently abled) and one national bravery award winner student were felicitated by Raman Singh.
The 'Shikshak Samman Samaroh' is a programme held to felicitate teachers for their hard work and dedication. (ANI)