She was speaking after laying the foundation stone for classrooms at Zilla Parishad High School in Bellampalli
Mancherial: Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod said on Thursday that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was giving paramount importance to the education sector since only education will help the financially weak and downtrodden communities grow. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone for classrooms at Zilla Parishad High School in Bellampalli. She was joined by Zilla Parishad chairperson Nallala Bhagya Laxmi and Bellampalli MLA Durgam Chinnaiah.
Speaking on the occasion, Satyavathi asserted: “Chandrashekhar Rao firmly believes that only education can uplift economically weak and socially disadvantaged communities. He laid a special focus on improving the quality of education. He is instrumental in establishing residential schools and colleges unlike any part of India.” And, mid-day meal was being provided to wards of the institutes, she added.
The Minister said that the State-run residential schools and colleges were producing talented students and rankers. She cited that 100 students achieved seats in IITs and 50 students achieved admissions into medical colleges, reflecting the outstanding quality of education offered at the institutions. She stated that 22 degree colleges were created providing better quality education to students of tribal communities.
Satyavathi requested the students to perform well in academics and wanted teachers to strive hard to provide quality teaching to students who were hit by the lockdown. She sought them to extend their cooperation to the sustained efforts of the government in building a golden future for the students. She asked the authorities concerned to conduct classes by following guidelines of Covid-19 pandemic.
The minister later inaugurated a primary health centre at Somagudam village in Kasipet mandal. She laid the foundation to a black top to Ootla village in Dandepalli. She visited Sakhi centre in Mancherial district headquarters and found out whether the facility had any challenges. She instructed Collector Bharati Hollikeri to sanction a compound wall and borewell to a newly constructed building of the centre as requested by the Centre Administrator Srilatha.
Mancherial MLA N Diwakar Rao Bellampalli, District Libraries Chairman R Praveen, Municipal chairperson Jakkula Shwetha, Collector Bharati Hollikeri, ITDA-Utnoor Project Officer Bhavesh Mishra, District Welfare Officer Rauf Khan and many others were present.
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