Quality of education needs improvement: CM
By OUR STAFF REPORTER |
Sat, 14 -Dec, 2013
Dehradun, 13 Dec: The Chief Minister, Vijay Bahuguna, spoke about the importance of giving attention to quality education, here, today. Addressing the 11th Conference of the Uttarakhand Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh at the local Hindu Inter College, he said that teachers played an important role in building a developed and ideal state. It was important to improve the standard of education of teachers to improve quality of education. It was the duty of teachers to give comprehensive education to students so that they could deal with future challenges better. He said that teachers would have to pay attention to the changes in the field of education and new techniques so that that they could train the students better. He added that the government was committed to providing even more facilities to the teachers of the state. He added that there was a relationship of trust with the teachers and disclosed that out of the Rs 25,000 crore budget, Rs 17,000 crore was spent on non-plan expenditure. Uttarakhand was the second state after Kerala to have such high non-plan expenditure. The CM recalled that the state had to suffer huge losses due to the recent natural disaster. The state government had helped people on human grounds overlooking the standard norms. This process continued and the people of the state continue to help others which was exemplary. Agriculture Minister Harak Singh Rawat said that education was the right of the public and the government as well as private schools of the state had made an important contribution. It was also a responsibility to keep Uttarakhand’s identity as Devbhoomi. The Education Minister Mantri Prasad Naithani said that the government had taken a positive approach on teachers’ demands and accepted those it considered valid. It would soon decide on those that remained. Emphasising that the transfer policy had been implemented in transparent manner, he said this would be the case in the future, also. It was the government’s objective to give respect to teachers. Present on the occasion were teachers and union representatives from all over the country.