CHIEF MINISTER’S OFFICE, PUNJAB
PUNJAB GOVERNMENT SIGNS MoU WITH INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENSURE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL STUDENTS
PREMIER SELF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO BE LAUNCHED IN SRI MUKTSAR SAHIB AND BATHINDA AS PILOT PROJECT
CM REITERATES COMMITMENT OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT FOR IMPARTING QUALITY EDUCATION TO THE STUDENTS
PROGRAM TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO COMPETE GLOBALLY
In order to ensure the all round development of the rural students in the state, the Punjab Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an organization International Award for Young people to initiate a premier self development program in the Government schools.
The DPI (Schools) Mr. Kamal Kumar Garg and representative of the International Award for Young People Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty inked the MoU here today in the presence of the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal.
Expressing happiness over the MoU the Chief Minister said that this was a leap forward towards state government’s commitment to provide quality education to the students especially of the rural areas besides ensuring their overall personality development. Mr. Badal said that in the first phase this program would be started as a Pilot project in two districts of Sri Muktsar Sahib and Bathinda, under which the organization would select 20 students each from the fourteen schools (seven schools from each districts) of these two districts. He said that these students within the age group of 14 to 25 years would be imparted training in community service, skill development, physical recreation, adventurous journey and residential recreation so as to groom their personality for competing globally. Mr. Badal said that the main aim of this program was to build the confidence of the students through motivating and training them in these fields.
The Chief Minister said that this program would go a long way not only in the personality development of the students but also in providing sustainable livelihood to them in the future. Mr. Badal said that in the current scenario the main thrust of the state government was to impart quality education to the students so that they could be capable of facing the competition across the world. He hoped that this program would not only play an important role in fulfilling the aspirations of the state government but would also help the students by opening new vistas of academic and professional training for them in the future.
The Chief Minister said that the Government schools across the state were already fully equipped with the requisite infra structure needed for implementing this program adding that the state government would extend fulsome support and co-operation to the organization for making this program a huge success. He said that after the successful accomplishment of this program in these two districts its ambit would be extended to the other districts of the state also. Mr. Badal further said that in order to facilitate the students the number of schools in every district would also be increased accordingly.
Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. KJS Cheema and Deputy Commissioner Mr. Paramjit Singh.