1,063 residential schools to be renamed

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The Education ministry has acknowledged the proposal to rename residential schools and hostels sponsored under the Samagra Shiksha Scheme "Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose residential schools as told by the Ministry of Education sources.A total of 1,063 residential facilities including 383 residential schools and 680 hostels have been sanctioned by the States and the UTs. It was suggested to designate residential schools and hostels sponsored under the Samagra Shiksha Scheme as "Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose residential schools”.

1,063 residential schools to be renamed

In addition to the standard school curriculum, interventions for all-round child development, such as the provision of specialised skills training, physical self-defense, medical treatment, community engagement, monthly stipends, etc. are also made available to children.  They also told that these residential schools and hostels follow the same principles as Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) and aim to comply with ethical standards by the KGBVs.

A senior official of the Ministry of Education said that the affiliation of these schools with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will empower children and will also encourage teachers, staff and administration to achieve high standards of excellence.In order to ensure systematic enrollment and schooling in places that are primarily found with a sparse population  such as mostly tribal areas where the opening of schools may not be feasible and for children in urban areas in need of care and safety, the Ministry of Education under Samagra Shiksha provides financial assistance to States and UTs to open and run residential schools and hostels in mountain terrain, small and sparsely populated areas for children without parental security who require shelter and treatment, in addition to offering regular schools.

Residential facilities are also given for child labour rescued, migrant children belonging to poor landless families, children without adult care, separated from their families, internally displaced people, and children from areas of social and armed conflict and natural disasters.

Preference is provided in this regard to Educationally Backward Blocks (EBB), Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts, Special Focus Districts (SFDs) and Aspirational Districts listed by NITI Ayog. Earlier, the Central Government agreed to mark the birth anniversary  of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23, as 'Parakram Diwas.'

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