While addressing the students of the schools during the event, he exhorted students to become good human beings.
Himachal Pradesh is all set to get 68 ‘Rajiv Gandhi Model Day Boarding Schools’ which, the government says, will be of immense help to ensure quality education for the students.
Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that improving the quality of education with these boarding schools was one of the party’s vital poll promises and that these schools would be set up in each of the Assembly seats. These schools will be equipped with modern technology, he added.
He said it as he was presiding over a meeting of senior officers of the Education Department here on Friday evening.
“These Rajiv Gandhi Model Day Boarding Schools would be constructed on a land spread minimum over 100 kanals area and would be equipped with the cutting edge technology,” said the Chief Minister.
He directed the officers to identify the land for these schools keeping in mind all student friendly parameters and complete the construction work in a time bound manner.
“The State Government is making earnest efforts to club sports and education, in order to give the youngsters better scope of a bright career,” said Sukhu, adding that a sports school and sports college will also come up in the state in near future besides an indoor stadium will be constructed in Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly segment.
He also directed the officers to identify suitable places for the purpose.
To mitigate with shortage of staff in the Education Department, Sukhu stressed rationalization of the staff.
He said that simultaneously the State Government will initiate the process of filling the vacant posts in teaching and non-teaching cadre.
“The students studying in Government institutions shall not suffer and the government will make all out efforts to facilitate them,” he said.
He also emphasized on job oriented education and directed to start new technical courses in Himachal Pradesh Technical University Hamirpur.