Chandigarh, October 22 – Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr. D.S. Dhesi has directed all the Additional Deputy Commissioners in the state to review the activities of ‘Samagra Shiksha’ every month. Apart from this, he also directed them to pay special attention towards inclusive education being given in schools.

Mr. Dhesi was presiding over first meeting of Executive Committee of Samagra Shiksha of the Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad, here today.

It was informed in the meeting that in order to develop interests of students studying in government primary and secondary schools of the state towards science, Haryana School Science Promotion Programme was being run in 1,050 schools. As many as 1,233 science labs have been set up under this programme. Apart from this, science excursion tours were organised for 200 students per district besides distributing science and math kits in 5,612 upper primary schools.

It was also informed that the Central Government has approved an integrated annual work plan of about Rs 1,524 crore for Samagra Shiksha in Haryana for the year 2018-19. About 571 civil works would be got executed with about Rs 20 crore. Under innovative activities, a pilot project namely bag-less schools has been envisaged from class-I. The project has been successfully implemented in 119 primary schools of the state. The project would be implemented in 238 more schools by December 2018.

It was informed that 32 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) are being run in the state in which 2,671 students are enrolled. The Central Government has given approval for upgrading 10 KGBVs up to class ten plus two.