Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh distributed 2625 tablets to 372 government primary school students and inaugurated 1467 smart schools in a virtual (online) manner to enable schools to achieve 100 per cent results despite the Kovid crisis. Today, in this virtual gathering, Captain Singh joined teachers, students and their parents from more than four thousand schools, and ministers, legislators, officials and non-teaching staff members were also connected through the web sites, Facebook and YouTube.
Announcing 8393 posts of pre-primary school teachers, he said that the education department will fill these posts soon. On behalf of his government, the services of 14064 contractual teachers have been made regular. Highlighting the many steps taken for the welfare of teachers, she said that female physical education teachers under the age of fifty years are being given karate training so that they can give karate training to all girl students.
Today, on the occasion of the end of Punjabi week, the Chief Minister directed Higher Education Minister Trupt Rajinder Singh Bajwa to prepare a detailed plan for promotion of Punjabi language and Patiala Central Library. He said that the official language of Punjabi, Patiala had become in place of Persian only in 1940. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh made the first Punjabi typewriter in 1938.
Captain Singh said that Punjabi has got the official language status in Canada and England. People of Punjabi origin live in large numbers in these countries. In this way, Punjabi has been recognized globally. The Punjabi language should reside in the heart and mind of every Punjabi person. 3.7 lakh students have opted for English medium in government schools.
Regarding the problem of education due to the Kovid crisis, he said that the mission cent percent objective is to e-books, education laptops, e-content and zoom apps, radio channels, TV in schools. The digital education framework is to be strengthened through broadcasting of lectures, Khan Academy lectures and video lectures prepared by teachers.
Regarding the contribution made by smart schools to improve the standard of education in Punjab, the Chief Minister said that out of the 19107 government schools in the state, there are currently 6832 smart schools, of which 1467 other smart schools have expanded today. 13859 projectors will soon be provided to the remaining schools to make them smart schools and a budget of Rs 100 crore has been provided for digitization of schools.