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MP Dharamvira Gandhi seeks status report of govt schools in Patiala district

To fulfil the basic requirements for the government schools in Patiala district, member parliament (MP), Dr Dharamvira Gandhi seeks status report of schools from the education department.

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2017 16:18 IST
Harinder Singh Khaira
MP Gandhi has written letters to the district education officers (DEOs secondary and primary), to furnish reports regarding the availability of basic necessities in the school within 15 days.
MP Gandhi has written letters to the district education officers (DEOs secondary and primary), to furnish reports regarding the availability of basic necessities in the school within 15 days.(HT File Photo)

To fulfil the basic requirements for the government schools in Patiala district, member parliament (MP), Dr Dharamvira Gandhi seeks status report of schools from the education department.

MP Gandhi has written letters to the district education officers (DEOs secondary and primary), to furnish reports regarding the availability of basic necessities in the school within 15 days.

In his letter, Dr Gandhi has asked about the status of benches, water filters and toilet blocks in government schools and sought the list of desired requirements to uplift standard of the government schools as well as to enhance the level of education.

The purpose of obtaining status report is to provide funds to the schools for the needed facilities to provide quality education to the students.

With the help of availability of basic amenities at the government school, it will help teachers and students to develop a constructive environment to attract parents to send their wards to the government schools.

Earlier, the MP has released funds worth Rs 4.26 crore for construction of toilet blocks, RO water filters and classroom benches in different schools of the district.

The MP stated that School Management Committees (SMCs) and principals should take the responsibility of maintenance of the equipments and infrastructure after the warranty period.

‘Appreciable effort but lot more to be done’

MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, while in the meetings organised with the district administration and general public, said that he will ensure that every school in the district should have all basic facilities in place.

An NGO, Centre for Social Change and Equity, appreciated the move of the MP in trying to uplift the status of the government schools in district.

Vijay Walia, organisation director of the NGO and an RTE activist, said, “It is a commendable effort of the MP. He is trying to provide basic amenities in government schools that are the main victims of the negligence of governments.”

He added that besides the availability of basic requirements, the administration should provide proper equipments in the laboratories and books for libraries in these schools.