Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the fourth phase of the 5-T School Transformation Campaign, generating considerable excitement among students.
The Chief Minister marked the opening of 389 transformed schools across five districts—Ganjam, Jharsuguda, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, and Bargarh.
The distribution of the transformed schools is as follows: 149 high schools in Ganjam district, 11 in Jharsuguda, 57 in Jagatsinghpur, 112 in Kendrapara, and 60 in Bargarh. The fourth phase will witness the inauguration of a total of 1794 transformed high schools, bringing the overall count to 8677 schools after completing this phase.
Notably, the state has already transformed 6,883 schools in the previous three phases.
Chief Minister Patnaik expressed gratitude to MLAs, Panchayat representatives, school management committees, teachers, students, and parents in the respective districts for their collaborative efforts.
Addressing the students, he emphasized that Odisha is undergoing a transformative phase, extending from schools and colleges to hospitals, tourism areas, mutts, temples, panchayats, and villages. This transformation, he highlighted, is laying the foundation for a new and robust Odisha.
Patnaik underscored the significance of school transformation, calling it the most crucial among various ongoing programs.
In detailing the school transformation initiative under the 5-T program, Patnaik highlighted the incorporation of smart classrooms, computers, and state-of-the-art laboratories—a manifestation of technology application.
He praised the collaborative effort and transparency in decision-making, emphasizing the positive impact on schools.
The Chief Minister urged students to apply the 5-T principle in their lives, emphasizing the importance of learning new technologies, teamwork, honesty, integrity, and efficient time management. He believes that following these principles will lead to success and transformation in life.
5-T and Nabin Odisha Chairman V.K Pandian acknowledged the sincere cooperation of all stakeholders, expressing gratitude to local representatives, school management committees, and the public for reaching the fourth stage of the school transformation initiative.