Secondary schools with 100 students in classes 9, 10 will be upgraded: Haryana CM Khattar
In a recent statement, Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, revealed plans to upgrade secondary schools in villages. According to Khattar, any secondary school that had 100 students enrolled in classes 9 and 10 last year will now be upgraded to accommodate class 12 students. This upgrade will be implemented in 137 schools across the state. The Chief Minister made this announcement during the final day of his visit to Sirsa district as part of his 'Jan Samvad' program, addressing a gathering at Bani village in the Rania assembly constituency.
During his speech, CM Khattar emphasized the state government's commitment to providing quality education to students without the need to travel long distances. He disclosed that the government has decided to establish senior secondary schools within a five-kilometer radius to alleviate the burden of long commutes. This move aims to ensure convenience and accessibility for students.
Furthermore, while addressing another gathering at Sant Nagar village in Rania, Khattar instructed the formation of a committee chaired by the vice-chancellor of another university. The committee's purpose is to conduct an inquiry into allegations of delayed results and recruitment irregularities at Chaudhary Devi Lal University in Sirsa.
Additionally, CM Khattar inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 11 development projects totaling over Rs 119.44 crore in the Rania assembly constituency. Among these projects, four worth more than Rs 12.73 crore were inaugurated, while the foundation stones for seven projects amounting to about Rs 106.70 crore were laid. During a separate event in Ottu village, Sirsa, the Chief Minister inaugurated four projects, including a newly constructed 33-KV sub-station at Maujdin village, which cost Rs 5.19 crore. He also laid the foundation stones for seven projects valued at over Rs 106.70 crore during the program in Bani village.
Notably, these projects encompass the construction of a building and hostel for Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Fatehpur Niamatkhan village, estimated at a budget exceeding Rs 4.90 crore. Moreover, Chief Minister Khattar expressed intentions to develop Ottu lake into a tourist destination, highlighting its potential for attracting visitors.
It is worth mentioning that Chief Minister Khattar commenced the 'Jan Samvad' program in Rohtak district last year, which involved subsequent events in various districts, such as Bhiwani, Palwal, and Kurukshetra. During these sessions, citizens have the opportunity to voice their grievances to the Chief Minister, who then directs officials to address and resolve these issues promptly.