Khattar shared this while interacting with the parents of students studying in government-model Sanskriti primary schools during the CM ki Vishesh Charcha Programme held through audio conferencing here .
He stated that the education system in these schools is being transformed using new technologies, keeping in mind the learning capacity of each student. The walls of these schools have been adorned in a way that educational material is painted on the walls, creating an enriching learning environment where students can visually and practically learn. The entire building has been revamped with essential learning aids.
The Chief Minister emphasised the state’s commitment to preparing educational institutions as per the New Education Policy. These institutions will provide education from KG to PG levels under one roof, ensuring holistic learning. Admissions have been done under KG to PG scheme in four universities of the state – Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
The process of opening model Sanskriti schools began in 2017, with one school in every of the 119 blocks in the state. Due to their success and demand, the number of these schools has increased, and the current count stands at 1,419 schools. Over 3 lakh students are benefiting from these schools, proving their competitiveness against private schools.
Furthermore, the Chief Minister pointed out that for children of families with an annual income of up to Rs 1 lakh 80 thousand, education in model Sanskriti schools is free. Currently, 65 percent of the students studying in these schools come from economically weaker backgrounds. The Chirag Yojana has also been launched to enable students from economically weaker families to get an education in private schools. So far, 2,474 students have been admitted to private schools under this scheme, with their fees being covered by the government.
To facilitate a stress-free learning environment, no homework is assigned to students in the model Sanskriti schools from classes 2 to 12. The medium of instruction in these schools is both English and Hindi to cater to students’ language preferences. The Chief Minister highlighted that these schools serve as a foundation for a robust education at the primary level, he added.
Chief Minister, invited parents to support their children based on their interests and aptitudes. Parents should encourage and aid their children in pursuing their chosen path, be it in academics, sports, or other skills. The Chief Minister emphasised that parents should help children balance their three S’s: Study, Sports, and Screen time, ensuring healthy development. He also encouraged telling children inspirational stories about great people like Maharaja Shivaji to help them build their personalities.
Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Sh. Sudhir Rajpal, Director, Elementary Education, Sh. R S Dhillon, and other senior officers also remained present in the live programme.