Samagra Shiksha Schools and Hostels to be named after Netaji

Samagra Shiksha Schools

Samagra Shiksha Schools and Hostels to be named in a befitting honor to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

The Ministry of Education has decided to name residential schools/ hostels funded under Samagra Shiksha of MoE, as “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose residential schools/hostels”. The association of these schools with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will act as an inspiration to the children and also motivate the teachers, staff, and administration to enable them to achieve high standards of excellence. This will also help create awareness about the facility of these Residential Schools and Hostels in difficult areas and inspire these schools to achieve high standards of quality education.

The Ministry of Education under Samagra Shiksha provides financial assistance to states and UTs for opening and running of Residential Schools and Hostels in hilly terrain, small and sparsely populated areas for children who are in need of shelter and care, in addition to the provision of regular schools. The objective is to ensure universal enrolment and provide schooling facilities in areas that are sparsely populated (mostly tribal areas) where the opening of schools may not be viable and for children in urban areas who are in need of care and protection.

The residential facilities are also provided to child labor rescued, migrant children who belong to poor landless families, children without adult protection, separated from their families, internally displaced persons, and children from the areas of social and armed conflict and natural calamities.  Preference is given to EBBs, LWE affected districts, SFDs, and the Aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog.

In these residential schools and hostels, in addition to the regular school curriculum, interventions for all-round development of children such as the provision of Specific Skill Training, physical self-defense, medical care, community participation, monthly stipend are also made available to children.  A total of 1063 residential facilities (383 residential Schools and 680 Hostels) have been sanctioned to States and UTs so far.

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