Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of Excellence Centre for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas in Bhubaneswar through virtual mode on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day on Sunday.

The iconic Centre will come up on 25 acres of land at Andharua on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The school will have Class XI to XII and ‘best 1000’ students will be chosen from 314 Adarsha Vidyalayas across the State to get enrolment into the school. 

The excellence centre will be set up on 13 acres of land and 1 acre of land will be earmarked for the play ground. The centre will have as many as 26 classrooms, eight science laboratories, two girls’ hostels, and equal number of boys’ hostels, 22 teachers’ quarters and eight guest houses.

Apart from teaching for Class XI and XII, there will be facilities for coaching for NDA and other examinations for the students. The State government will bear all the expenses of education and lodging of the students.

State School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash stated that the iconic centre would come up at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore.

“The Iconic school would start functioning from a rented accommodation from the current academic session. The Iconic Adarsha Vidyalaya project will be commissioned by 2022,” said Dash.

(Edited by Suryakant Jena)