Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur presided over the review meeting of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan here today. He said the Education Department has made all out effort to ensure that educational activities of students do not get affected due to Covid-19. He appreciated the efforts of teachers for imparting online education to students during the pandemic.Minister said that in the year 2020-21, about 28,430 students enrolled online in pre-primary class in 3840 schools of the state, even during Covid-19. Efforts would be made to start pre-primary classes in all schools of the State and to increase the strength of students in pre-primary classes.Education Minister directed the officers to identify and list children of three to four years, so that they could be motivated for enrollment in pre-primary classes. He said that courses would be formulated for pre-primary classes as per New Education Policy.Govind Singh Thakur said the New Education Policy would be beneficial in building better future of 21st Century students. Vocational education would be provided to students from class 9th to 12th and emphasis would be laid to impart vocational education in New Education Policy as well. He also directed the authorities to make vocational training more innovative.Government was focusing on empowerment and education of girls. He said that efforts would be made to increase the number of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Schools in the State.Secretray Education Rajeev Sharma, Project Officer Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Virender Sharma and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.