The Punjab government has made a unique offer to Punjabis living abroad. If they donate money to the schools and colleges in their area back home, these educational institutions will be named after their parents.
Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said this while presiding over a prize distribution function at Mata Gujri College here.
The minister informed that the NRIs would have to donate at least Rs 10 lakh for a primary school, Rs 15 lakh for an elementary school and Rs 20 lakh for a high school.
He said if any NRI wanted any college to be named after his parents he would have to shell out Rs 75 lakh. “The basic purpose of this proposal is to strengthen school infrastructure,” he said.
Maluka also said that the state government would fill all the vacant posts of teachers in the state. A high-level recruitment board will be set up.