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CM Yogi transfers ₹1980 cr to school going kids’ parents

Parents of students from basic school to get Rs 1100 each for better development of kids

Lucknow: Without taking the name of SP President Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister Yogi questioned his education credentials commenting that the education without cultural values cannot differentiate between nationalists and traitors.

His observation came in the wake of Akhilesh’s statement in which he had taken the names of Sardar Patel and Jinnah in the same breath.

Not only this, he made a sharp remark that in the early stages of education, if parents are not able to give proper values to their children, then it is difficult for them to differentiate between a nationalist and anti-national.

The Chief Minister was addressing a program organised at his official residence on Saturday. Under a scheme of the Basic Education Department, he started a transfer of Rs 1980 crore through the DBT system to the account of the students of Basic School.

With this, parents of students will be able to buy quality school uniforms, shoes, socks and bags as every student will get ` 1100. As many as 1.80 crore students studying in basic schools will get the benefit of this arrangement.

The amount will also be sent to the remaining 60 lakh students soon.Speaking on this occasion, CM Yogi said that by using DBT technique, there will not be any allegations of corruption. 

The Chief Minister said that in order to give a corruption free system, the money is being transferred to the parents account through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).

Now teachers can ascertain that children come to school in proper uniforms, shoes, socks and bag-books.

Besides cultural values, the Chief Minister put emphasis on students being taught about general etiquette and cleanliness should also be taught to the students of basic schools.

This will make them good citizens with nationalist values instilled in them.

“There are more than six lakh teachers, instructors, Shikshamitras in the state, if they take up this responsibility then this dream can also become possible,” the Chief Minister said. 

The chief minister said that the state government has decided that every school should be adopted by public representatives, so that the students of basic education can get other basic facilities in schools including clean drinking water. 

Under this scheme, out of 1.60 lakh basic schools in the state, 1.33 one lakh have been included in this scheme.

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