Any government or a local body will always be engaged in developmental activities and so also infrastructure improvement. Now a days, development and infrastructure have come to mean to roads, flyovers, underpasses, metro, mono etc., They mean of course. But social obligation also matter.
Today, I want to share with you one of my dreams in the final step of its nearing. I always wanted the deprived children of urban slums to get the education on par with their counterparts of upper strata of society.
Initiative started two years back, is nearing its completion. Today, I have green signalled to start a state of the art CBSE syllabus school being built by BBMP at a cost of 2.85 crores in my constituency. Situated in Ambedkar Nagar- Ramakrishna sevanagar of Dayananda nagar ward of my constituency- one of the areas where most of the people are poor and ignorant sections, this school will be run under the aegis of able Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan who has been pioneer in the Education sector. Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan will be running a CBSE school with all the latest infrastructure like computer labs, science labs and etal stressing practical education. Co-curricular activities have also been planned to be provided. I have asked them to admit children from now itself, so the ensuing acedemic year should see the children learn here.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was an Education Minister of our state, who had infamously quoted to have said, " Education is not a productive sector".
Today we have made it productive of taking oath to crate bright and promising youngsters for the society from the backward areas too.
I only hope and wish this model collaboration be emulated elsewhere. In fact, I have requested Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan to extend their expertise to the downtrodden children of other cities too and initial visits have already been taken up by me and their representatives.
Is it not a news that gives hope?