Home Minister inaugurates six SDMC school buildings
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday inaugurated three new SDMC school buildings in South Delhi's Tehkhand, Madhu Vihar, and Lal Kuan neighbourhoods. He also laid the foundation for three other primary school buildings while applauding the resolve and initiative that the local governing body seems to have shown in the last few years in bringing about educational infrastructure in their district.
Talking about the importance of educating young children in the country, the minister said that these schools must focus on character building. He stressed that even if teachers lack in being able to provide knowledge, they must be able to imbibe schoolchildren with the right moral values.
The six new primary school buildings (three others to be built in Indira Kalyan Vihar, Harkesh Nagar, and Lal Kuan Chungi) will have a combined total of 164 rooms and are set to have smart classrooms for the children. Each school will be quake-resistant, equipped with a hall, playgrounds, and toilets numbering between three to eight.
Speaking at the foundation laying event of the Indira Kalyan Vihar primary school in Okhla, South Delhi MP, Ramesh Bidhuri said that SDMC's efforts in providing educational infrastructure for the poor is evident, given the 55 schools that have been built under their administration in the last five years. SDMC Commissioner Punit Kumar Goel stated that with presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, they get inspiration to work with more sincerity and commitment.
South Delhi Mayor Narendra Chawla, also present at the event said that they have been concentrating on the overall development of students in SDMC schools. "It has been a priority to provide educational infrastructure to the poor
and there has never been a dearth of funds in our budget for that purpose," he said. A total amount of Rs 25 crore has been allotted for the six new school buildings.