Panaji: 30/07/2016 …. Chief Minister, Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has said Government is committed to provide valuable education to the students of Goa. The IIT, Goa which will be inaugurated at Farmagudi tomorrow is one of the initiative in this direction he said. Various initiatives and schemes are launched to raise the quality education in the state, he added.
Shri Parsekar was speaking at the distribution of financial Assistance to the students under the ‘Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Duyanvriddhi Shishyavrutti (Bursary Scheme) at Seminar Hall, Secretariat, Porvorim, today.
Earlier, Director of Education Shri Gajanan Bhatt and Shri Venkat, CEO, Shantilal Mukta Foundation signed the MOU aimed at Value education and Yoga Education in Primary Government School. The Government has selected 200 Government Primary Schools on a pilot basis and the students will be trained by Master resources persons.
Speaking further, Shri Parsekar said no student will remain uneducated for want of finance in Goa. Government is doing its best to bring quality education and have initiated various concepts to bring value education right from the primary level. Government aims to have value education from primary level to develop and improve their personality and be conversant with the cultural ethos of this civilized society and just not go for merely bookish knowledge, he remarked.
Chief Minister disbursed financial assistance to the tune of Rs 40,000 each to 334 students. Total 490 students benefited under the schemes.
Shri Virendra Kumar, IAS, Secretary Education, , Shri Bhaskar Nayak, Director Higher Education, Shri Ganjanan Bhat, Director Education were present on the occasion.
Shri Shripad Patnekar, Chairman Goa Education Development Corporation welcomed the guests.