'Efforts on to provide quality education to all in tandem with RTE Act'

Chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday reiterated commitment of her government to impart education to all children as per their rights under the Right to Education Act. She said new schools will be opened across the capital and the existing schools will be optimally utilised.

“Our government is striving hard to provide education to every child born in the city since we are committed in our efforts to truly implement RTE.

We are also taking all possible steps to open new schools and optimally utilise all existing schools,” said Dikshit, while distributing Academic Excellence Award to meritorious students of Dilshad Garden in a function held at her residence.

 “For overall development of students, it is necessary to impart them education by other means — video cassettes, electronic media and interactive class rooms — which the government is providing,” she added.

Appreciating the efforts of teachers, Dikshit said they are responsible for character building of students and nation building by preparing better citizens.

“The teachers leave an everlasting impression on hearts and minds of students. They develop wisdom and prudence in children. We, in our country, hold teachers in high esteems. Delhi government schools are being regarded better than many public schools because our teachers are equally committed to their profession,” said Dikshit.

She said 10 years ago, no one had thought that Delhi schools will attain a pass percentage of over 90.

“This change has not taken place in a few months, but it took years together to improve our schooling atmosphere, infrastructure and facilities,” she added.

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