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Students at Anand village adopted by Smriti Irani to get tablet PC

Irani said that she had decided to gift each of the 774 students enrolled in classes from one to eight.

Written by Kumar Anand | Anand | Updated: January 23, 2015 7:41:39 pm
The minister, who took a tour of the village that she had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, said this while speaking at a function organised inside the school premises. (Source: Express photo) The minister, who took a tour of the village that she had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, said this while speaking at a function organised inside the school premises. (Source: Express photo)

Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday declared that each student of the primary school of her adopted village Madhrol in Anand’s Sojitra taluka will get a tablet PC and the school will get wi-fi connection for internet access.

The minister, who took a tour of the village that she had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, said this while speaking at a function organised inside the school premises.

Irani said that she had decided to gift a tablet PC to each of the 774 students enrolled in classes from one to eight in the next few months under the programme and will also ensure that the school remains wi-fi connected.

“The tablet PC will have school syllabi and information on chapters of books prescribed. I want you kids to read sincerely,” Irani said to cheering students. She also said that the school will get a dining hall with dining table and chairs for mid-day meal.

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“Sarpanch told me that kids have their mid-day meal by sitting on the ground. So I have given order to construct a dining hall with dining tables and chairs on which kids will be able to sit and have their meals,” she said.

Further unraveling her bouquet of gifts for the residents of her adopted village, Irani said she has decided to gift three RO plants and a 1.5-lakh litre capacity water tank with pipeline connecting each house to address persistent drinking water problem.

She said she has also asked the collector to ensure that the problem in irrigation water supply is addressed. “The collector has promised that officials of the district irrigation department will visit the village to check the problem with the irrigation water supply.

“Not just the school, but sakhi mandal will also get two RO water plant and women folk will be taught how to operate the RO plant. I have also been told that 224 houses in the village do not have toilets. To stay clean we need toilets at home so all these houses will have toilets in short time,” she said, adding that the village will have two health care centres, for both humans and animals.

Irani said that solar water pump, groundwater recharge, and drip irrigation facility will help solve persistent irrigation problem in the village. Early in the day, Irani visited Anand town where she took part in a clean city campaign and also gifted a dozen ambulances to local health centres and two NGOs.

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