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Odisha Chief Minister has launched the School Transformation programme in five districts

Bhubaneswar:11/11/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the School Transformation programme in five districts. During the week-long drive, 142 transformed schools were launched by the CM in the five districts.

Among them, 67 are in Sundergarh, 30 in Cuttack, 23 in Balasore, 22 in Nabarangpur and 10 schools in Kandhamal districts. The State Government has already achieved transformation of 1,075 schools in all 30 districts under the 5-T School Transformation programme.

In August this year, Naveen launched the programme from Hinjli where 50 schools were transformed. On the occasion, Naveen said today, “Schools lay the foundation and build the country’s future, the society’s future. There is a saying that Children constitute one-third of our population, but all of our future.”

“The time spent by a child at school is very crucial and invaluable. We all should focus on developing their skills and creating an apt platform for the same at schools.” Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian coordinated the programme which was attended by teachers, students and Ministers, local representatives and senior officials.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, and Secretaries of different departments were present on the occasion. Highlighting on the 5-Ts, Naveen said, “Technology, Teamwork, Time, Transparency, and Transformation are the pillars of this initiative. With technology we have smart classrooms, e-Library, computers, modern laboratories, etc. Our joint effort comes under Teamwork.”

“Time is the third principle under which we had aimed at transforming 1,072 schools by November 14, and we have succeeded in achieving it. I am happy about this.” “Transparency is the most important factor in 5-T. We discuss with people in the locality seek opinions and have discussions, take feedback and then implement it as action,” the CM added.

“After motherland and family, school is our most important identity. I am confident that you all will study well, work as good citizens achieve success and will make our State proud in future,” the Chief Minister added.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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