Chief Minister Raman Singh toured the insurgency infested Dantewada region of Bastar on Monday as a part of State-wide lok Suraaj Mission-2018 .
The Chief Minister said that the Education City based at village Jawanga is earning laurels in the State as well as entire country.
Global Audit Unit KPMG had included the Education City among the top 100 Innovative initiatives in the entire globe, he said.
The huge educational premises is located on hundred acres of land. An amount of 100 crores had been invested in more than 20 school and colleges had been operating, Singh said.
The premises operate classes from U. K.G. to I.T.I., polytechnic and degree college. Ultra-modern amenities are available on the premises where primary, middle, high school, higher secondary and college operate. There are about 5000 students studying on the campus, he said.
Hostel facilities are available for the school students. They are getting trained in various subjects and preparing for better future ahead, Singh said.
The Education City is named after the architect of Chhattisgarh State former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. Barrier-free school is operating for the differently -able students which is the first of its kind in the entire State, he said.
'Astha Vidya Mandir' boarding school operates for the children of the families hit by left-Wing Extremism violence. There are about one thousand students studying in the school. It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Education City on May 9, 2015, Singh said.
The Prime Minister had an interaction with the students and appreciated the modern facilities available on the premises, he said.
Meanwhile 'Pade Dantewada-leeke Dantewada' Mission had been launched. The aim is to make children understand and speak Hindi and Mathematics in simple terms. Monitoring is being done through Mob App. About 36,000 children are being benefitted by this initiative, Singh said.
The students are learning the subjects at a rapid pace. The health profile of students is also included. Other nineteen thousand students in ashram schools, Tribal Schools are being examined and treated free of cost, he said.
Haemoglobin test report portal is also being uploaded so that the anaemic students are monitored on a regular basis. The results of the students in the X and XII Board examinations are very encouraging. 'Chulo Aasman' Mission helps the students of Ninth and 12th standards in preparing for the elite all India institutes and the results are very encouraging, the Chief Minister said.
Nineteen students had been admitted to the National Institute of Technology (N.I.T.) and 155 students to the various Engineering colleges. Three students had been admitted to medical colleges.
Similarly, 4000 farmers had adopted organic farming and set a new trend in Dantewada district. Most of them are Adivasi farmers. The authorities are helping in fencing of fields as a part of 'Mocho badi' Project.
Notably, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had earlier termed his government’s initiative of empowering the women of insurgency-riddled Dantewada district through e-rickshaw training Rs a model for the nation’ after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently glorified them in his radio address, 'Mann Ki Baat’.
"We gave training and solar rickshaws to 25 women, who helped transport system even in remote areas. It's a model for the nation that women are helping people commute to such dangerous places,’’ Singh had told reporters at the concluding ceremony of the National Agriculture Fair in Raipur.
Singh had also extended his congratulations to the Collector of Dantewada and his whole team after Modi praised the women power of the tribal e-rickshaw women drivers of Naxal-hit Dantewada, in his monthly radio address, 'Mann Ki Baat’.
In October 2017, women drivers had hit the roads of country’s one of the worst leftist insurgency-hit Dantewada districts with e-rickshaws which is classified as the beginning of making women empowerment in sprawling Bastar region, a Maoist bastion for decades.