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Friday, 21-September-2018

Adopting schools

Itanagar| In an unique initiative that would go a long way in improving the education scenario, the deputy commissioner of a district in Arunachal Pradesh had directed the heads of departments in the district to adopt one school each.

Deputy Commissioner of Longding Himanshu Gupta has taken the initiative, asking each of the heads of government departments of the district to adopt a government school, located within their work jurisdiction.

The move intends to improve the condition of schools in the district.

Longding district is dubious for its low literacy rate, the lowest in the State.

The DC’s initiative also takes into consideration poor road connectivity, frequent power cuts and acute shortage of drinking water during the winter. Measures are being taken to address the bottlenecks.

Under the ‘adopt a school’ programme, the Department of UD & Housing, Longding branch distributed solar study lamps to 42 students of Government Primary School located here with assistance from the Art of Living, Bangalore.

The DC said the lamps would be of great help to students in their academic pursuit, who can engage in study without getting disturbed by the frequent power cuts.

Longding Circle Officer, D Apang gave away the solar study lamps and also advised the students to make good use of the internet as source of knowledge. He also exhorted them to focus on cultural values and patriotism and told students that their bright future depends upon their present hard work.