India's first 'Shramodaya School' for the children of labourers to be developed in Madhya PradeshNovember 4, 2014
In an effort to provide quality education to the labour class children,Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone of India's first 'Shramodaya School'. The name of the school would be 'Deendayal Shramodaya Vidyalala' and would consist of classes from standard VI to XII.
With a capacity of admitting 1,120 students, The school at Mugalia Chaap village near the state capital, will be developed on the lines of the Navodaya Vidyalaya, as mentioned by a newspaper daily.
The school's medium of instruction would be English. Chief Minister Chouhan said that 60 per cent of students would be drawn from families of labourers and farmers, while the remaining seats would be open to locals. Besides Bhopal, these schools are proposed to be set up in Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior also.
Chouhan further said that as long as your 'mama' (He is popularly referred to by that term for maternal uncle in MP) is alive, no children would be allowed to face any difficulty in getting education for the want of money," he said, pointing to the children in the gathering.