New Delhi, Oct 11: Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Friday inaugurated five new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), one National Navodaya Leadership Institute and laid foundation stone of 9 new JNVs through video conferencing here.
Ms Reena Ray, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy; Mr Bishwajit Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti;, Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Mr Santosh Kumar Mall and other senior officers of Ministry and JNVs were present during the event.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister congratulated all the officers of the Samiti for increasing the number of Navodaya Vidyalayas to provide quality education in rural areas and hoped that Navodaya Vidyalayas will enlighten each region of the country by doing excellent work with the light of their education.
Mr Nishank said that the construction work of these JNVs has already been completed and the construction work of new Vidyalayas where foundation laying has been done will be completed in coming two years. The estimate cost of construction of these works is Rs 417.06 crore. (UNI)