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Kalajatha Prachara Rathams flagged off in Vijayawada
Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the Folk Art Campaign Vehicles Kalajatha Prachara Rathams at his camp office here on Friday
Vijayawada: Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the Folk Art Campaign Vehicles (Kalajatha Prachara Rathams) at his camp office here on Friday.
The vehicles would campaign across the state to create awareness among the public on the various educational schemes implemented by the Samagra Siksha Abhiyan (SSA).
Speaking to the media, Srinivas Rao said that the government was spending about Rs 25,000 crore on education in spite of a deficit budget.
He recalled that in 2014, the state was placed in the 17th position and now it secured 3rd place across the country.
He said that about 1.17 lakh students joined government schools again with a confidence that government schools are second to none.
He said that the state government introduced and implemented various successful schemes like ‘Badikostaa’ and ‘Badipilustondi’ to bring back the dropouts and strengthen the schools besides imparting quality education from the grassroots level.
He further said that ‘Badi Runam Teerchukundam’ initiative involved the public in development of the schools.
He said that the vehicles would cover 1200 villages across the state for 20 days.
Folk artistes will create awareness among the people on various educational schemes implemented by Samagra Siksha Abhiyan and the state government.
He said that through Harikatha and Burrakatha, the message will reach the public swiftly.
Samagra Sikha Abhiyan State Project Director Raghunatha Reddy, State Community Mobilisation Officer B Krishna Mohan and others were present.