Pradeep Pattanayak

Odisha will soon have five more Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools), Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday informed this while inaugurating a new KV at IIT Bhubaneswar campus. 

On this occasion, while addressing a gathering, the Union Education Minister said his government will open five Central Schools in Odisha with the support of the Coal India. Through Kendriya Vidyalayas, Ekalavya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas, the government is ensuring quality education for students. 

Pradhan also informed a whooping Rs 3 lakh crore will be spent in the coming four years under Samagrika Siksha Yojana to enhance quality education in India and Odisha as well. 

The Central government has decided to open model schools in each and every block of the country under PM Shri School Yojana and Odisha will get over 500 such schools, he informed. 

The Union Education Minister also attended the ground breaking ceremony and laid the foundation stone for the Vidyalaya’s new building. 

As of now, the KV at the IIT will run from a temporary building and will admit students from Class I to V from current education year.

Besides the children of professors, assistant professors and employees of IIT, the children of State and Central government employees and local residents will have a chance to read. 

Informing about the event in his Twitter handle, the Education Minister said, “Inaugurated a new Kendriya Vidyalaya at IIT Bhubaneswar campus. The school will play a key role in enhancing to access quality education and fulfilling regional aspirations. The KV at the prestigious @iitbbs will also provide a conducive environment to students to dream big.”