The Rajasthan Chief Minister Govind Singh Dotasara on Thursday while addressing the “CSR Conclave on Education”, mentioned that the country’s development depends on the standards of education for the new and future generation. “It is a challenge for the government to provide quality education given the limited resources. All stakeholders of the society should come together and pool in their resources to improve the services and infrastructure required for quality education in the state,” Mr. Dotasara said.
The minister informed that currently, 86 lakh children are studying in over 63000 schools in the state. He informed that the rural areas of the state need the establishment of ‘Centers of Excellence’.
He also mentioned the importance of a strategy that is needed for promoting sports in schools, also there should be awards given to teachers and the specially-abled and other marginalized sections should also be given due importance.
The principal secretary, of school education, R Venkateswaran mentions that only building of infrastructure is not enough for raising standards of education in the state. He says that teacher-student relationship, as well as the development of soft skills, is equally important.
Mr. Venkateswaran also mentions ”Gyan Sankalp Portal’, which has been developed by the education department for raising funds for building new infrastructure. He informs that since then, the portal has raised over ₹88 crore.
UNICEF officer-in-charge Manjaree Pant informs about the situation the rural areas children are facing like child marriage, migrations, child-labor and gender disparity.
He urges that schools should focus on these problems also and should overcome them and provide them the required skills to grow ahead in life along with building the necessary infrastructure for them.