NDMC allocates Rs.141.44 crores for educational services
New Delhi, Feb.18 : New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Jalaj Shrivastava on Tuesday announced that Rs.141.44 crores has been allocated for Educational Services with capital outlay of Rs.4.04 crores in budget estimate for 2014-15.
Speaking on the occasion of Foundation Day function of Navyug School, Shrivastava said the NDMC plans to set up a state-of-the-art 'Training Institute for Primary Teachers' in the coming year for which building space and infrastructure is already available to cater to the training needs of at least 50 teachers at a time.
The training institute will be a residential, self sufficient institution with 24-hour canteen facility etc.
He also hoped that the training institute will set bench mark in teaching standards and will help in setting up a yardstick for measuring performance and ascertaining accountability of teachers.
The first Navyug School was founded in 1973 by New Delhi Municipal Council at Sarojini Nagar. The first principal of this school was eminent educationalist Late Jeevan Nath Dhar. After the success of this school, NDMC opened ten more branches in New Delhi area. All branches are run by Navyug School Education Society and funded by NDMC.
Navyug Schools have 70% reservation for students whose parent's annual income is less than Rs.1.25 lakhs a year. The schools do not charge any tution fees from the students. The students are provided the facilities of free meal, stationary and uniforms. Quality Council of India (QCI) has given accreditation to five out of eleven Navyug Schools.
On this occasion teachers and students participated in a colourful cultural progaramme. A panel discussion on "School in the life of today's child" was also organized. A large member of ex-staff members and ex-students of Navyug School including foundation batch were felicitated on the occasion.
--ANI (Posted on 19-02-2014)
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