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Address: Minister Govind Karjol speaking at a Teachers’ Day programme in Bijapur on Saturday.
Address: Minister Govind Karjol speaking at a Teachers’ Day programme in Bijapur on Saturday.

Staff Correspondent

Bijapur: Teachers play a vital role in developing human capabilities, which is most essential while facing the challenges of a competitive world, District in-charge Minister Govind Karjol has said.

Speaking after inaugurating a Teachers’ Day celebration programme organised by the zilla panchayat and the Education Department here on Saturday, he said that although India had made significant progress in the field of education and science and technology, better human capabilities were needed to solve most of its internal and external problems. “Only teachers can inspire students to emulate great people,” he added.

With the intention of providing education to all children, the State Government had allocated Rs. 8,888 crore to the Education Department in the current year’s budget. It had also launched several programmes to provide free uniforms, books, scholarships, bicycles and other facilities to students of every class. “It is the duty of every teacher to ensure that the benefits of these schemes reach needy students,” he added.

To improve teaching skills of those in government schools, the department was conducting seminars and workshops at regular intervals. Teachers should attend such programmes as they helped expand one’s knowledge and understanding, he said.

Based on the recommendations of the Nanjundappa Committee, the State Government had approved establishment of 114 Kittur Rani Chennamma Residential Schools and 29 Morarji Desai Residential Schools for students in backward areas, this year, he added. As many as 26 teachers were felicitated by the Minister for professional excellence on the occasion.

Ramesh Jigajinagi, MP, zilla panchayat president V.S. Patil and CMC president Chandubai Chauhan were present.

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