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Focus on students: Minister for Sports and Youth Services Alkod Hanumanthappa inaugurating the Teacher’s Day celebrations in Raichur on Wednesday.
Focus on students: Minister for Sports and Youth Services Alkod Hanumanthappa inaugurating the Teacher’s Day celebrations in Raichur on Wednesday.

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Poor infrastructure in the region coming in way of improvement: Minister

Raichur: Minister for Sports and Youth Services and district in charge Alkod Hanumanthappa has called upon the teachers to dedicate their services for integrated development of education in this backward district.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Teachers’ Day celebration, marking the birth anniversary of former President S. Radhakrishnan, here on Wednesday.

Infrastructure available in the district at primary and higher education level was inadequate, he said and added that the lack of schools in many villages in the district and shortage of teachers in the existing schools had affected the expected improvement in the field. In addition, the lack of proper transportation in rural areas had discouraged girls from attending schools. There was a need to improve facilities to encourage girls, especially those from rural areas, to continue their education, he said.

He said that the Janata Dal (Secualr)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition Government in the State had given priority for overall development of education in the Hyderabad Karnataka region.

He said that last year the Government recruited 1,463 teachers for primary schools and 195 teachers for high schools apart from sanctioning 26 high schools in the district. It promised to provide facilities such as classrooms and new school buildings for improving education at primary level in the district, the Minister said.

The Minister said that it was the responsibility of teachers to impart quality education to students. The lack of understanding between teachers and parents might some time affect children’s education. A. Papa Reddy, Raichur MLA, who presided over the function, spoke. Roopa Niranjan Bale, president of zilla panchayat; Pamaiah Murari, vice-president of zilla panchayat and Anees Siraj, chief executive officer of zilla panchayat, were present.

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