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CM grants Rs 10,000 cr for Gurukul schools: Srihari

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Telangana Government is planning to spend a whopping Rs 10,000 crore over the next three years to transform residential schools into centers of excellence in the State, said Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari.

Delivering a keynote address at a three-day Principals conference here on Wednesday, Srihari showered praises on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for sanctioning 255 residential schools this year. KCR has great vision to offer the best education to the deprived classes and it is time the teaching fraternity should use technology to offer skills to the students.

The Deputy Chief Minister also appreciated the principals for making efforts giving positive results as marginalized children are able to secure seats in open category in Medicine and Engineering. He asked the principals and teaching community to put in coordinated efforts to remove the scar of poor standards of education in government run schools and colleges. The entire nation is trying to emulate Telangana model of residential schools and credit goes to KCR, Srihari stated.

The number of the residential schools will rise to 700 next academic year as part of the flagship government program KG-to-PG to offer intensified free and quality education up to Intermediate to the poor students. The government would fill about 14,000 posts in Gurukul and spend Rs 3 crore a year to run them, he said. The Gurukul model is the brainchild of the Chief Minister and the teaching community should make relentless efforts to offer best education to satisfy KCR. He appealed to the principals and teachers to focus on to offer complete standards and skills with uniform pattern of curricular and extra-curricular activities. (NSS)

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