Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathy said the government was committed to improving the quality of education and it took necessary steps for that under the Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM) and other programmes. He was speaking after laying the foundation stone for a school building estimated to cost Rs 16.70 lakh, at Murali Nagar in Kanur village on Monday.

He said the government was giving fee rebate, scholarships and providing other facilities for the children from weaker sections to encourage them to become literate and it is up to their parents to avail of the benefits. Due priority is given to higher education and also technical education.

The current focus is on construction of own buildings for schools and creating the requisite infrastructure.

Urdu school

An Urdu school would be soon sanctioned for the benefit of children of Muslim community living in Kanur and Auto Nagar areas.

Mr. Parthasarathy said it has been an endeavour of the government to enhance the employability of students, for which it is conducting skill improvement sessions.

District Educational Officer D. Devananda Reddy, RVM Project Officer Padmavathi, Executive Engineer P.V. Rama Rao and others participated.

Tribute paid to PV

Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao on the occasion of his death anniversary at a memorial meeting held at Dammalapati Rama Rao Kalyanamandapam at Satyanarayanapuram on Monday.

Secondary Education Minister K. Parthasarathy, veteran journalist and A.P Grandhalaya Samstha Chairman Turlapati Kutumba Rao and other dignitaries recalled Mr. Narasimha Rao’s contribution to economic development of the country and to various other fields.

It is the policies initiated by him in the 1990s which insulated the Indian economy from global crises. He was also a gentleman politician whose conduct was exemplary, they said.