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.