Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, the State Government has handed over appointment letters to newly recruited 443 teachers in various Adarsh Vidyalaya (model schools) in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Welcoming the newly recruited teachers, Naveen said that it was his goal to provide quality education to all meritorious children from all parts of the State.
In this regard, the State government is providing English medium teaching through secondary and higher secondary Adarsh Vidyalayas in the State. Talented students from rural and semi-urban areas are benefiting from this move, he said.
The Chief Minister said he wants these schools to become role models in providing quality education to students across the country. On this occasion, the Chief Minister paid tribute to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of the country.
He further said that all kinds of facilities are being provided in these schools to make the students ready for various entrance examinations at the national level.
“Our goal is to build hope and confidence in the minds of the children so that they can overcome the obstacles in this competitive world,” he said. He advised the teachers to guide the children properly for future success.
“We will make every effort to realize the dreams of every student and build a strong, new and transformed Odisha,” Patnaik said. He appealed to the teachers to come forward to discharge their responsibility in a big way.
The CM has also announced a ten-point target for the model schools. The points include encouraging the students for blood donation, protection of the environment, engaging in literacy campaigns, yoga, sports and healthy lifestyles, preparing children for success in national & international competitions, and skills development from school time.
In addition, the Chief Minister advised each Adarsh Vidyalaya to prepare a ten-year vision document.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister congratulated the teachers who won the National Teachers Award 2021. They are – Ashok Kumar Tripathi and Ajit Kumar Sethi.
Chief Minister’s Secretary (5T) VK Pandian presided over the programme. He briefed the newly appointed principals and teachers about the state government’s School Transformation Programme. As education plays an important role in the Chief Minister’s efforts to build a new Odisha and Strong Odisha, he advised them to work to fulfill the goal.
Among others, School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Ranjan Dash, Chairman of the Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sagathan, Upendra Tripathi, Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra, Development Commissioner PK Jena and Principal Secretary Satyabrata Sahu attended the function.