Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the month-long “School Chalo” campaign and campaign against communicable diseases on Saturday with an aim to ensure that not a single child is deprived of education and no child falls prey to a communicable disease.
On this occasion, free textbooks were provided to the children of classes one through eight and report cards were also distributed to the students who had passed the ‘Nipun assessment’. Yogi also released a School Readiness and Teacher Guide and launched the Rani Laxmibai Self-Defense Training Programme as part of Mission Shakti.
The CM informed us that work is underway to provide the remaining 20,000 schools with basic amenities as well as smart classes and other facilities. CM Yogi stated that the curriculum has undergone significant change as well. The Basic Education Council is adopting the syllabus of NCERT. Along with the presence of teachers, the presence of officials of the Education Department is being registered through the ‘Manav Sampada’ portal.
Uttar Pradesh has set a model for controlling communicable diseases. CM Yogi said, “Uttar Pradesh is a state of nine climatic zones. Different diseases also occur in different areas. Encephalitis killed thousands of kids each year in Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, the Terai of Nepal, and Saharanpur. Varanasi and the surrounding areas used to be affected by kala-azar, Bareilly and its surrounding areas by malaria, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Mathura by dengue, as well as Jhansi and the Bundelkhand region by the Chikungunya virus.”
Along with the launch of School Chalo Abhiyan 2023 and the Communicable Disease Control Campaign, CM Yogi also flagged off vector control vehicles at Lok Bhavan on Saturday.