ALARMED BY the growing number of unmarried teachers and employees in its remote and rural based Navodaya schools, the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), has started matrimonial services these days.
NVS, the autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resources Development managing the Navodaya schools, recently introduced the 'match making' column in its official website, which provides information about its unmarried and interested teachers and employees.
It said "in order to facilitate the marriage of employees, especially among themselves short bio-data will be placed on the website". Till now 22 teachers and employees have posted their bio-data for the purpose.
More employees have been requested to send their details for publishing them on the website.
Being cut off from cities and society, the problem of remaining unmarried till late age was taking grave shape in the Navodaya schools. There were large number of employees, who remained unmarried due to the structure of the schools.
The sources, however, could not provide the number of such employees. There were examples when after marriage employees left the Navodaya schools or remained unmarried in the jobs.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya had been established with the objective of providing good quality modern education to talented children, predominantly from rural areas.