Gurukul pattern must for better education: Srihari

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today informed the Assembly that the State government was committed to provide quality education to SC, ST, BC and Minorities.

During question hour in the Assembly today, the Deputy Chief Minister replied to some queries posed by former minister DK Aruna and CPM member S Rajaiah on Education facilities and promised to improve education with facilities, staff and equipment. DK Aruna wanted the government to set up a woman’s college in Jogulamba Gadwal district. The much-awaited KG-to-PG Education scheme is to be implemented in all villages to ensure these sections get better education facilities, she said.

Rajaiah wanted the government to withdraw its proposal to shift the Gurukul School allotted to Bhadrachalam to other place. The Gurukul School should be started in the temple town and enable the students get better education, the CPM leader said. He also asked the government to set up a government degree college at Charla and a women’s college at Bhadrachalam town.

Srihari, who holds Education portfolio said he would look into the demands of the members. The minister also said as part of the KG to PG scheme planned by the government, so far “We have launched 266 schools out of 487 sanctioned and 221 more will be set up next year”. Stating that efforts are on to set up 30 Gurukul Schools for girls, Srihari said vacant posts of teaching and non-teaching will be filled soon. (NSS)