Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday said the state has become a hub of modern education as during 2004-05,while eight universities were functioning in the state,the number has now increased to 28.
While speaking at a annual prize distribution function at a school in Bhiwani,Hooda also reiterated his governments resolve to bring a Right to Play Act in the state on the lines of Right to Education Act to ensure all round development of children. Under the Right to Play Act,access to optimum physical activity through sports will be ensured to every child as a right,he added.
On the occasion,he presented medals to 28 students who excelled in the annual Board examinations of 2011.
Hooda said proper implementation of Right to Education Act,enhancing capabilities of teachers by in-service training and constituting a separate teacher recruitment board were essential. The chief minister said a state level teachers training institute was being opened during this academic session and the state government was making all-out efforts to provide education to poor children.
Kisan Model Schools were being established in all districts to provide education in science,mathematics and commerce to wards of farmers, he added.
While speaking about the governments policy to the construction of houses for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families,Hooda said 50 per cent plots of Economically Weaker Sections of the society of 50 square metre size belonging to private developers in licenced areas will be transferred to the Haryana Housing Board at a subsidised rate of Rs 500 per square yard for the scheme. The chief minister announced this at a public gathering after inaugurating newly built Housing Board Colony here.
Possession of 4,493 plots had been taken over by the Housing Board of Haryana for building three storied houses. A total of 11,235 homes costing Rs 500 crore were being constructed by Housing Board in various cities and towns of the state, said Hooda. As many as 494 double storied houses of different categories had been built in this colony,which included 146 lower income group (LIG),206 medium income group (MIG) and 140 high income group (HIG) houses.
Hooda said out of the total number of houses being constructed at Yamuna Nagar,Karnal,Narwana,Kurukshetra,Panipat,Jind,Fatehabad,Ratia,Hansi,Bahadurgarh,Sirsa Sonepat,Gurgaon,Narnaul,Rewari,Faridabad,Palwal and Bawal,6,524 houses will be allotted to BPL families,1,500 to economically weaker sections,90 houses to low income group and 90 to medium income group.