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Dreams Of Gen X

Konark: Secretary, School and Mass Education, Aswathy S harped on the vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to create New Odisha for the next generation.

 The session by the School and Mass Education Department and the Sports and Youth Services Department focused on the topic “Create a New Odisha: Dreams of the Gen X”.

She said that CM firmly believes that Odisha has the potential to become a knowledge-based society and economy, which will fulfill the dreams and aspirations of the next generation. Therefore, education is a major focus area in the transformative initiatives of the Chief Minister.

Shrimati Aswathy highlighted the significant achievements of the High School Transformation Program under 5T. First two phases of the program saw infrastructural up-gradation in 3981 schools.

After the initial success, transformation of 2324 schools are currently taken up in the third phase. The main components of the program have been Smart classrooms, e-library, science laboratory, provision of drinking water facility, separate toilets for boys and girls, sports facilities and vibrant school ambience.

 The 5T HST program has been achieved with overwhelming community connect through Mo School Abhiyan. Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya which had a humble beginning has shown exponential expansion in the last couple of years.

Today, Odisha has 314 OAVs providing quality education to meritorious children across the State. The outstanding results secured by the students of OAV in the Board examination last year, stand testimony to this.

The introduction of new-age smart learning methods have uplifted the learning outcomes of high school students. Odisha has seen an improvement in the PGI ranking and the recent ASER report has highlighted higher levels of student enrolment in Odisha.