Providing quality education to students a priority for the government: Javadekar

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb.23 (ANI): The government is working actively on providing quality education to students, as it believes that only a proper and quality education has the potential of developing a good citizen with strong character. Stating this at the foundation laying ceremony of new building of Kendriya Vidyalaya Shahdara here today, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasised the need for improving and providing quality education to students across the country on a priority basis. He said Kendriya Vidyalayas are a synonym of quality education, as parents have a long cherished dream of their wards getting good education. He said in addition to education sports activities are also an import aspect of education as the student learns and gains a feeling of collectiveness through sports after sweating and toiling hard. He said that it is sweating on the ground that makes a better student. The minister said keeping in view the shortage of land in Metro cities and other places the Government has decided to relax the land requirement norms to build new Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country. The minister said the land requirement in 06 Metro cities will now be 2.5 Acre instead of present 4 Acre and 5 Acre instead of 8 Acre in other places across the country. Javadekar said for providing better admission opportunity the form filling process has been made online from this session so that people do not have to run from pillar to post to get their wards admitted in Kendriya Vidyalayas. He said a link in this regard has been put up on the website of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Javadekar said in view of shortage of teaching staff Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has also begun process of recruiting more than 6000 personnel. He said this will be notified shortly. The function was also addressed by Shri Manoj Tiwari, sitting North-East Delhi Lok Sabha MP who expressed his gratitude for Shri Prakash Javadekar for sanctioning the construction work of first KV of District Shahdara in Delhi. He said Shri Prakash Javadekar is the First Union HRD Minister who has visited this area. (ANI)