Chandigarh: In a bid to improve rural
education and upgrade infrastructure in government schools in
Punjab, the state government today appealed Punjabi NRIs
living across the world to contribute magnanimously.
"Hard working Punjabis have carved a niche for themselves
in every nook and corner of the globe with their determination
and the whole state feels proud of their parallelled
achievements," Education Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan said.
Despite efforts by the administration the government
schools were not in a position to compete with infrastructure
of private schools.
"Rural schools have been facing two great difficulties in
form of unavailability of safe drinking water and clean
toilets for their students, both were directly related with
the health of students," Sekhwan added.
Sekhwan said he has asked the DGSE to collect data of such
schools so that mini RO/Ultra Filter water plants and modern
toilets could be provided there.
After compiling the data, it would be put on state
education department`s website so that the NRIs could adopt
such schools in their respective native places for providing
these facilities, he added.
The minister said the SAD-BJP combine government in its
less than four years` tenure had already recruited 40,000
teachers besides constructing number of Science blocks and