Plans afoot to bring back tribal kids to schools: Chandulal

Tribal, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Ajmeera Chandulal has said the State government has decided to bring change among the tribal children, who stopped going to school, by taking special steps.


After greeting the students of tribal residential junior colleges here at his chambers on Tuesday, Chandulal said the tribal students got State ranks on par with those of corporate educational institutions. He said he had directed the officials to take up a special drive in June to make the tribal students to join tribal residential schools and hostels.

Stating that the officials should evince special interest with regard to tribal girl students, Chandulal said the State government was preparing a special program to create awareness among the parents of the tribal students by convening special meetings. He said the government was planning to start 50 residential schools to eradicate backwardness among tribal people. He also directed the officials to launch the works. He said Khammam district will have nine tribal residential schools, Warangal and Adilabad eight each, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar six each, Ranga Reddy, Nizamabad, Medak three each, Karimnagar and Hyderabad district two each.

The minister also directed the officials to distribute textbooks, notebooks, school uniforms, bunker beds and dual desks to the tribal students. He also presented Rs 25,000 to D Nagamani and T Bhavani, who got State level ranks. He also revealed that the State government will give Rs 15,000 each to the tribal students, who secured top marks among the tribal students. He exuded confidence that the tribal educational institutions will get 100 percent results in the coming years. (NSS)