Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that as many as 60 lakhs new students have
been admitted to the Basic Education Council (BEC) schools in the last six years, praising ‘Operation Kayakalp’ for the betterment of the Council schools. Interact-
ing with school children during Prime Minister’s annual dialogue programme ‘Parik-
sha Pe Charcha’, the Chief Minister said that before 2017, children were forced to
come to schools barefoot, and today they come to school in proper uniforms carrying
schoolbags containing all necessary items. With public participation and inter-departmental co-
ordination, infrastructure facilities have increased in the BEC schools, while the curriculum has also improved significantly increasing the enrollments, CM Yogi pointed out. The CM
said that innovative efforts like the ‘Skilled India Mis- sion’ will give momentum to the campaign to bring about further change in the educa- tional scenario of the state. The Chief Minister was present along with the children at Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey UP Sainik School, Lucknow. The CM said that Captain Manoj Pandey UP
Sainik School was the first Sainik School in the country after which a chain of such schools was opened in the country, and added that Uttar Pradesh will have five new Sainik Schools by next year. “They should be encouraged to healthy competition, but they should not be pressurized for marks. Often, due to the stress arising out of the pressure, the children are unable to perform normally during the examination”, the CM remarked. On the special occasion, the Chief Minister honoured the meritorious students at state and national levels in the high
school and intermediate board examinations in 2021- A total of 1698 deserving
students, including 825 boand 873 girls from secondary boards were rewarded with Rs 1 lakh, tablets, citations and copies of the book ‘Exam Warriors’ authored by Prime Minister Modi.
Appreciating the talents, the Chief Minister said that the state Government is paying special attention to the education of the girl child. The CM said, pointing out that the government has made pro-visions for making cost-free education for them till gradu-
ation so that they become self-dependent. CM Yogi also emphasized the encourage-
ment given to the girls under the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana. A quar-
terly skill assessment test will be conducted for all the students through the Saral app and the report cards will be sent to all the students and parents after analyzing the data obtained from the skilful assessment test. The data obtained from the sample and spot assessment will be
studied by the DIET trainee and mentor on the Nipun Lakshya app.

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