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Health, hygiene of students are paramount: Tummala

Health, hygiene of students are paramount: Tummala
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The aim of the State government is to provide good education, food and hostel facilities in its educational institutions, Minister for Roads and...

Khammam: The aim of the State government is to provide good education, food and hostel facilities in its educational institutions, Minister for Roads and Buildings Tummala Nageswara Rao said. The minister, who distributed health and hygiene kits to the students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya at Pedda tanda under Khammam Rural mandal on Monday, said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was keen on opening more residential schools and colleges to promote literacy and education among girl children. Besides providing all facilities to girl students, the government has allocated adequate funds for the welfare of mother and child care, he added.

“The government is spending Rs 1.10 lakh on each residential school student,” Tummala said. In addition to this, the government is also providing health and hygiene kits for the comfort of students, the Minister said. It may be mentioned here that each kit contains body and detergent soaps, toothpaste, talcum powder, shampoo, comb, ribbons, rubber bands, sanitary napkins, mosquito coils etc.

He directed Collector DS Lokesh Kumar to lay special focus on SSC students besides engaging subject experts to help those lagging behind in the studies. The Collector said that they have made all arrangements to achieve 95 per cent results in SSC. In addition to special classes, the teachers are also focusing on individuals who were lagging in studies, especially in mathematics and English, he said.

Zilla Parishad Chairperson Gadipalli Kavitha said government was on a mission to strengthen Anganwadis, besides establishing Gurukul schools. SC Corporation chairman Pidamarthi Ravi and Seed Corporation chairman Kondabala Koteswara Rao were among others present.

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