Chandigarh, January 15 – Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma said that strengthening primary education system is among the priority of the state government and continuous efforts are being made in this direction.


          Mr Sharma was addressing the 65th meeting of Central Education Advisory Board held under the chairmanship of Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi today.
          He presented the details of the schemes being implemented by the State Government for the development and expansion of education in Haryana. He informed that Haryana Government is working in a planned manner to develop the state as a hub of sports along with education. A University would also be established in the name of Suryakavi Pandit Lakhmi Chand in Haryana for development of art and culture in parallel with the development of sports.


          Education Minister said that he himself and senior officers of Education Department observe classes for one hour in any school or educational institution. 


          Responding to the issue raised by the Haryana Education Minister regarding financial support from the Center towards development of quality education, the Union Human Resource Development Minister said that a scheme is being prepared by the Central Government for the states performing notable work for quality of education under which financial assistance will be provided.


          Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Mrs Menaka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minority Affairs Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mr Satyapal Singh and Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also addressed the meeting.