New Delhi, Oct 30: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the state government will spend Rs 5,000 crore for the development of infrastructure in 1000 government schools in the state.
The Minister said that the State Government wants 1,000 High and High Schools in the State to be ‘Schools of the New Day’. The Chief Minister on Sunday inspected five schools in Guwahati.
“Today, I visited 5 government schools in Guwahati. We will be visiting five more schools next Sunday or in the following days. We want to convert 1,000 High and High Schools in the state into ‘New Day Schools’. Classes from class 1 to 12 will be there, and the playground will also be there. Our government will spend Rs 5000 crore for infrastructure development in 1000 schools,” he said.
The minister informed that at the beginning of this process, the government will start 10 schools in Guwahati and nearby areas. “We aim to complete the infrastructure development of 1000 schools across the state before 2026. In the next five years, we will take up another 2000 schools. Hopefully, the infrastructure development works of around 4000 schools in the state will be completed in the next 10 years,” Sarma added.
“We are trying to transform educational institutions in our State into centers of human resource development. Visited Sonaram HS School, Bharalumukh, Guwahati to review its physical infrastructure. All government schools will get new infrastructure. As part of this, 10 schools in Guwahati will get new buildings in phase 1, before 4,000 more schools are covered,” Sarma tweeted.
The Chief Minister visited the historic Cotton Collegiate Govt HS School, Panbazar, Guwahati to observe its current condition and the prospect of replacing the old building with a new one.
He directed the PWD officials to prepare a plan for constructing a new building. “I visited Kamrup Academy, Guwahati, and reviewed its infrastructure. It was established in 1930, I had the opportunity to seek education in this historic institution in my childhood. The school building will be rebuilt and a new hall will also be available,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
“Established in 1945, Tarini Choudhury Govt Girls’ HS & MP School has been playing an important role in the development of women’s education in Assam. I visited the school to review the infrastructure and see the prospect of constructing a new building & auditorium while still having enough space,” Sarma said in another tweet.