Bhubaneswar, Sep 4: A workshop on ‘Thousand Schools Project’ in association with School and Mass Education Department, Govt of Odisha was organised today here by Tata Steel.
Mr Devi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Minister, School and Mass Education and Industries , Government of Odisha, Chief Guest on the occasion inaugurated the workshop. Though Odisha has made considerable progress in school education but there are areas of social regional and gender disparities in education and this gap becomes wider in tribal and other backward regions of the state. The Thousand School Projectaims at addressing key aspects of schooling which influence overall well-being of children, and enable them to complete schooling with quality learning.
Inaugurating the workshop Mr Mishra stressed on the communitization of school programmes where in there should be more active involvement of local communities and school management and for a better alignment with the cultural eco system.
Similarly Smt. RanjanaChopra,also spoke on the occasion. Mr U N Behera, Development Commissioner, Govt. of Odisha shared his thoughts on the concluding part of the workshop.
Three basic pillars of the programme were deliberated during the workshop. To ensure access of school to children by more enrollment and bringing back the dropouts, improving learning levels and capacity building of school management committees.
Smt. Ranjana Chopra, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, School & Mass Education Department, Govt. of Odisha, Mr Rajesh PrabhakarPatil, Collector, Mayurbhanj, Mr BiswanathPradhan, Director,OPEPA & Elementary Education, Dr A.B. Ota, Director, Teacher’s Education & SCERT, Deputy Directorsand Asst. Directors of OPEPA, RMSA, Elementary Education, TE & SCERT, Text Book Publication& Marketing, Mr Arun, Misra, Vice President, Gopalpur Project, Tata Steel, and MD, Tata Steel SEZ, Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Mr ManikanataNaik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel and Mr Biren Ramesh Bhuta, Chief, CSR, Tata Steel were present on the occasion.