Odisha on mission to provide global standard education: CM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is on a mission to provide global standard education having all modern facilities to students, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a programme.

Inaugurating the Utkal Gourav International School at Berunapadi in Keonjhar district on virtual mode, he appreciated the goal behind the school, which is built on the philosophy of Swami Yogananda aiming at providing intellectual and spiritual education to promote a harmonious life.

“It is a system of education that aims at physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of our future generation,” Patnaik said while congratulating the founder and mentor for leading an initiative to transform education.

Utkal Gourav International School at Berunapadi is founded by Dr. Pradeep Sethi and mentored by Salil Chaturvedi.

Speaking about the school, CM Patnaik said, “Modern education provides us knowledge to understand the world around us, and use it to our advantage for sustaining seamless growth. However, as human beings, we also need to look within. We also have our emotional and spiritual needs.”

“Therefore, we must come together to create a model world civilization where each child from the villages and cities in India would be able to develop material efficiency along with spiritual magnificence,” Patnaik said.

Focusing on state’s initiative to transform education, he gave the instance of MO School, where, he said, “we are connecting former students to their alma maters, where they are contributing to the growth of education in their schools.”

“The objective is to involve an entire society to our education, our development process. As a society, we all must take responsibility and grow together,” he added.

Citing the transformation of schools, the CM said, “we are in a mission to provide global standard education to our children with the provision of all modern facilities. We have transformed more than 4000 schools with smart class rooms, modern libraries, laboratories, facilities for sports, and about 3000 schools are in progress under 5T school transformation.”

School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash cited the success of Odisha Adarsh Vidyalayas in promoting quality education among rural children. He said that 25 thousand children from villages are studying in 314 OAVs.

Keonjhar MP Chandrani Murmu also spoke on the occasion, and thanked the CM for transformation educational institution in the state.

Salil Chaturvedi, the mentor and advisor from Mumbai, said that education is nothing but service to mankind. Through education, we must create a culture of infinite learnings.

Odisha 5T Secretary VK Pandian was also present during the programme.

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