Amid surprise school visit, CM’s assurance to students on secondary education
The annual drive called 'Shala Praveshotsav,' aimed at enrolling students in government-run kindergartens and Class 1 in Gujarat, commenced on Monday, according to an official statement. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel made an unexpected visit to a government primary school in Golthara village, located in the Gandhinagar district, where he engaged with students, parents, and teachers, as mentioned in a government release. The release further mentioned that the chief minister distributed kits to newly enrolled students and honored two girls from the school for their outstanding academic accomplishments.
The drive is expected to grant admission to approximately 12.7 lakh students in kindergartens and schools, known as 'balvatikas,' across the state during the two-day initiative. Additionally, the release specified that approximately 2.3 lakh students will be enrolled in Class 1, while around 9.77 lakh children under the age of six will be admitted to government-run kindergartens.
During the interaction, students from the primary school appealed to Patel to approve the establishment of a secondary school within their village, eliminating the need for students to seek education elsewhere after completing Class 8. In response, the chief minister assured them that he would investigate the matter and take the necessary steps accordingly.