PM Modi to visit Gujarat on Sep 26-27, to launch educational projects

by IANS |

Gandhinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to make a visit to his home state of Gujarat on September 26-27, during which he is expected to inaugurate a slew of projects valued at Rs 4,500 crore in the education sector and for the celebration of Vibrant Gujarat.

Additionally, he will address a public gathering in the tribal town of Bodeli, Chhota Udepur. 

Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi is set to launch several new education-related initiatives in Gujarat, including Swami Vivekananda Gyan Shakti Residential Schools, Raksha Shakti Schools, Mukhya Mantri Gyan Setu Merit Scholarship, and Mukhya Mantri Gyan Sadhna Merit Scholarship.

Vinod Rao, the secretary of primary and secondary education said that the Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate or lay the foundation for projects amounting to Rs 4,500 crore in Bodeli. These projects encompass the construction of new classrooms, smart classrooms, and computer labs across the state.

Under the Mission Schools of Excellence project, an allocation of Rs 10,000 crore over the next five years is aimed at covering all 35,133 government and 5,847 grant-in-aid schools.

The project is expected to directly benefit nearly one crore students in the next five years. This funding will be utilised to build 50,000 new classrooms, establish 1.5 lakh smart classrooms, create 20,000 new computer labs, and set up 5,000 tinkering labs in over 41,000 government and grant-in-aid schools throughout the state. 

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