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2 govt primary schools in Ludhiana to be made fully air-conditioned

GPS Nathowal and GPS Janatpura to get upgraded facilities to retain students from private schools

chandigarh Updated: Sep 16, 2020 23:37 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood
Deepa Sharma Sood
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana

Two government primary schools in the district, GPS Nathowal and GPS Janatpura, will be made centrally air-conditioned to retain new students shifted from private schools.

Government primary school, Janatpura, currently has a strength of 56 students compared to 30 in the last academic session. This year, 10 students from private schools have shifted to the school. The school building is under construction and NRI Jagir Singh has donated funds for the construction of the new classrooms. Inderjit Sidhu, an ETT teacher, said, “The youth welfare club, Janatpura, has decided to provide funds to the school to make it fully air-conditioned. Solar panels of five kilowatt will be installed which will generate more energy and save up to 5 lakh units of electricity annually.”

At government primary school, Nathowal, 36 new students have enrolled and the strength has reached 106. The new building comprises five classrooms, office, staffroom, high tech library and kitchen. A mid-day meal hall is under construction and expected to be completed in the next few months. The Nathowal Welfare society, which is funded by NRIs, is contributing funds for the construction of the new building and will be providing Rs 25 lakh to make the school building fully air-conditioned. The society has decided to install solar panels which will help school authorities save on electricity bills.

District education officer (elementary), Rajinder Kaur, said, “In the new academic session, the enrolment in primary schools have increased by 28.92%. More schools will be made air-conditioned in the future. Presently, both the schools are under construction, and by the next session, these facilities will be provided to the students.”

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