The BJP-run Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has planned to use the parent-teacher meeting scheduled on October 12 as a platform to propagate the benefits of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana, which was introduced to counter the Patidar agitation for quota.
The school board chairman Jagdish Bhavsar claimed that parents would be informed in detail about ‘the benefits of the MYSY, announced by the Gujarat government’ during the parent-teacher meeting scheduled on Monday at 11 am and 4 pm, respectively in all the 456 schools run by it.
“The parents would be briefed about the one of its kind of scheme announced by the state government that offers an equal opportunity to all students and removes the financial burden of education from the parents. With the facility of school uniform and books, we would try to convince parents to enroll their wards to civic school and also the fact that they should continue sending their wards beyond VI and Class IX where the drop out rate is on a higher side,” said Jagdish Bhavsar.
The municipal school principals have been asked to use a four-page booklet brought out and distributed by the education department on Wednesday that carries pictures of both the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on the cover along with her message — “Numerous new opportunities provided to link youth power with the power of development”. The inside pages explains and carries information about the scheme.
Citing the booklet, Bhavsar said, “When an estimated number of 65 lakh students will be benefited from the scheme then why not parents should be informed about it.”
For school students, the scheme announced by the CM on September 24 to be implemented from academic session 2015-16 covers facility of books and uniforms to all the students irrespective of the income and category. While for the secondary and higher secondary school students, free books would be made available to them.