Schools to provide good facilities, nutritious food to the children
The Telangana government has given a verbal assurance to establish 119 residential schools in the state for children belonging to the backward classes. The government has declared that it would focus not only on education, but on good school infrastructure as well. There is also a plan to provide nutritious and wholesome food for the children.
The schools are being established in the name of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, a social activist and writer from Maharashtra who made consistent efforts for the upliftment of the BCs (backward classes).
It has been confirmed that the government intends to spend between Rs. 1, 05,000 and Rs. 1,25,000 on each student to provide the necessary facilities and good quality food. The medium of Instruction in these residential schools will be in English from Class 5 through Intermediate (plus two).
“The education that we will be imparting through these schools will be of high standard," Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao said in a statement in the Legislative Assembly yesterday.
This initiative is part of the State government’s attempt to provide inclusive growth for children belonging to these backward classes. A society that goes by the name of “Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Telangana Backward Classes Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society” has also been established for this purpose.