Expressing gratitude to Bharti Foundation for conceding to his proposal of covering 15 schools of Nagrota Assembly Constituency under its ambitious Quality Support Model, Provincial President and MLA Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday said this measure will prove a game-changer for youngsters to excel in academics.“This is a huge initiative which will transform entire educational scenario in the targeted areas”, Mr Rana said while interacting people, especially the youth at Chilla, adding that the day is not far when the programme will be extended to entire constituency.He reiterated his commitment to steer Nagrota Assembly Constituency to pinnacles of progress, educational advancement and development. “But for the personal interest shown by Chairman Airtel, Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, who is also Chairman Bharti Foundation, and Chief Executive Officer Lt Gen (Retd) Vijay Chadda, the dream would not have fructified”, he said while thanking them for their generosity.
Rana spelled out salient features of Quality Support Model of the Foundation, a nation-wide philanthropic organisation, and hoped the young students will show a matching enthusiasm in making the programme a success. He said the youngsters of Nagrota were second to none and given chance they will show their immense mettle in immense measure.The Provincial President said that 15 schools of the Constituency will come under implementation of Quality Support Model in the first instance and the Foundation will mentor these schools for next five years till they bring them to the level of best schools in the country. The Foundation will keep adding other schools of the Constituency every year in phased manner, he added.The MLA Nagrota also expressed his sincere thanks to Swaniti Initiative for conducting a study of the schools preparing a formal proposal for improving the quality and developing them as centres of excellence for education in the Constituency. He placed on record his appreciation for Utkarsha Bhardwaj and Baidhurya Mani for submitting a detailed proposal to Bharti Foundation,, which deputed a team to the Constituency and assessed the schools for inclusion under the programme in 15 schools in the first instance, The programme envisages interventions to enrich the overall schooling experience for students as well as engage the community in order reap the rich demographic dividend of Nagrota, he added.
Rana said that the programme is aimed at strengthening initiatives to improve quality of education in the identified Government Schools; analyzing, Identifying and prioritizing key areas of improvement through, joint discussions and developing initiatives and action plan to improve the overall quality of education and school environment; supporting initiatives and schemes of the Government wherever applicable and bringing Bharti Foundation's own resources and funds to further leverage the Government's efforts to improve quality of education in the identified schools.The Provincial President exuded confidence that the private-public initiative will enable the young students of the Constituency to excel in academics, While hailing the Bharti Foundation and the Education Department for this innovative programme, conceived to take basic level education to higher plank, he congratulated the people of Nagrota for having the facility which will be a game-changer in the field of education. (KNS)