Andhra Pradesh : CM Jagan Distributes JVK Education Kits To 43 Lakh Students
As the 2023-2024 academic year commenced on Monday, schools in Andhra Pradesh reopened with an uplifting gesture from Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy. In Palnadu district, he personally distributed free kits to over 43 lakh students as part of the 'Jagananna Vidya Kanuka' initiative.
These kits, provided to students in government and aided schools, encompass a range of essential items. Each kit includes bilingual textbooks, notebooks, workbooks, three sets of uniforms, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks, a belt, a school bag, an English-Telugu dictionary (for sixth to tenth standards), and a pictorial dictionary (for first to fifth standards).
The distribution ceremony took place at Krosuru village, where the Chief Minister, addressing a public gathering, expressed his joy in providing these kits to every deserving child before the school bells rang. Reddy emphasized that for the fourth consecutive year, as soon as schools reopened, the 'Jagananna Vidya Kanuka' scheme was implemented to ensure that no student or their parents face any difficulties in obtaining essential school supplies such as books and uniforms. To facilitate students' comprehension of lessons, the bilingual textbooks have been designed with English content and its translated Telugu version on facing pages, allowing for easy navigation, comparison, observation, and absorption of the material.
The Chief Minister shared that the state government has allocated significant funds for the 'Jagananna Vidya Kanuka' scheme, with expenditure reaching Rs 648 crore in 2020-21, Rs 789 crore in 2021-22, Rs 887 crore in 2022-23, and Rs 1,043 crore in 2023-24, totaling Rs 3,367 crore.