Teachers in Gujarat threw rose petals at the car carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chanted Bharat Mata ki Jai as he reached Gujarat to launch a school of excellence initiative.
Prime Minister Narendra is on a two-day visit to Gujarat from October 19 to 20. During his visit, Modi will also lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 15,670 crore.
He will launch the Mission Schools of Excellence at Adalaj. During the event PM said, Mission Schools of Excellence will help scale up the education infrastructure in Gujarat.
Mission Schools of Excellence will help scale up education infrastructure in Gujarat. https://t.co/lHhlzttZwo
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 19, 2022
The Mission has been conceived with a total outlay of 10,000 crores. During the event at Trimandir, the Prime minister will launch projects worth around Rs 4260 crore. The mission will help strengthen education infrastructure in Gujarat through the setting up of new classrooms, smart classrooms, computer labs, and overall upgradation of the infrastructure of schools in the State.
The mission aims at developing schools with more than 120 students into Schools of Excellence. A total of 20,000 government schools have been selected to be upgraded. It is estimated that the number of students in these schools will go up to 63 lakh from 59 lakh. The first phase of the school infrastructure project will be worth Rs 5,567 crore.