Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated27 transformed high schools in six districts — Malkangiri, Balasore, Gajapati, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, and Cuttack on the second day of the fourth phase of the 5T School Transformation Programme.
According to an official press release, these transformed high schools include 35 in Malkangiri district, 76 in Balasore, 28 in Gajapati, 63 in Dhenkanal, 45 in Keonjhar and 80 in Cuttack.
It is worth noting that 6883 schools in the state have already been transformed in the three phases. A total of 1794 schools will be transformed in the fourth phase. After the completion of this phase, a total of 8677 schools will be transformed in the state, release said.
The Chief Minister thanked the MLAs, Panchayat representatives, school management committee, teachers, students and parents of the concerned districts for their cooperation in the programme.
Addressing the students on this occasion, Chief Minister Patnaik said that the era of transformation is going on in Odisha. Education elevates the collective mindset of our society. He said that school transformation has paved the way for new awakening in the Odia people. He said that they will play the main role in the coming days. Starting from schools, colleges, hospitals, tourism areas, monasteries, temples, panchayats, villages, work of transformation is going on everywhere. This transformation is paving the way for a new Odisha, a strong Odisha.
The Chief Minister further said that the most important and best among these transformation programs is the school transformation program. The future of a nation is built from schools, the CM added.
Highlighting the future of children, the Chief Minister said that 15 percent seats have been reserved in medical and engineering colleges for children from government school. There has been a lot of improvement in the education of children in government schools. Now there is enthusiasm among parents to enroll their wards in government schools. Government schools are now the best way to build a bright future. The Chief Minister advised the children to make good use of these transformed schools and study well and build a bright future.
The Chief Minister appealed to the children and said that you should apply the 5-T principle in your life. It will bring you success. You try to learn new technologies. Work together. The Chief Minister also said that teamwork has a special role in the field of sports. Honesty and integrity are the best virtues of human life. Strive to practice integrity in all aspects of life. Time is the most precious thing for you. Use it without wasting time. Following these four principles will lead to success and transformation in life.
Participating in the programme, 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman Kartik Pandian said that the school transformation has awakened the dream of becoming good persons with quality education among children. Many children have become great persons after studying in government schools. Your dreams must also come true, he told the students.
During the program students described their experiences in various places about the 5T school transformation.