Bhubaneswar, Jan 20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated at least 361 transformed schools in 5 districts, developed under the 5T initiative of the state government.
The newly developed schools, dedicated for the students comprise 105 high schools in Mayurbhanj district, 100 in Balangir, 63 in Sambalpur, 60 in Rayagada and 33 in the Nuapada district.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the government has taken up transformation of schools, colleges, tourist places, temples, mutts and hospitals as part of the government’s efforts to build a strong Odisha.
“Schools play an important role in deciding the future of any race. Education shows the way to the society to development and progress. Hence, the government attaches importance to school transformation,” he said.
Worth mentioning, a total of 1,794 schools across the state have been taken up in the next phase of the transformation programme. Earlier in three phases, at least 6,883 schools had undergone developmental changes with the 5T intervention.