Madhya Pradesh CM to lay foundation stone of 'Shramoday' school

October 28, 2014

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the state's first 'Shramoday' school on November 2, at Mugaliya Chhap in Bhopal for the children of labourers on the lines of Navodaya Vidyalayas. Shramoday schools along the lines of Navodaya Vidyalayas would be opened for children of labourers in four major cities of the state including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur, Labour Minister Antar Singh Arya said in an official statement issued here today. The school building would be built at a cost of Rs 40 crore, on ten acres of land. About 12,000 construction workers from all districts are expected to participate in the function, it said. The Labour Minister inspected preparations at the venue of foundation laying ceremony site today, along with Labour Commissioner K C Gupta and senior officers of the School Education Department and the district administration, the release said. Besides residential and educational facilities for 1,120 children of construction workers, teachers' residential quarters would also be constructed in the premises. The MP state government has allotted ten acres for the Shramoday school and five acres for an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) building at Mugaliya Chhap, it said. Arya said that apart from children of labourers, other local children would also be admitted to this Shramoday school, the release said.

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