Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 17
Education, Sports and NRI Affairs Minister Pargat Singh today said the Education Department would recruit 1,200 lecturers by the end of November this year as process was underway on fast-track mode.
Addressing a gathering during an event to distribute cheques to landless farmers under debt waiver scheme, the minister said both Education and Sports Departments were working in a synchronised manner for the overall development of children. He said the department was going to launch a mammoth drive to distribute sports kits among all 3.5 lakh school going children.
Speaking on the power purchase agreements made by previous SAD-BJP government, the minister said the government was working hard to reduce power tariff in the state.
He added that the government was in process to recruit more physical education teachers in schools. The minister also announced government schools in Kukkar Pind and Pholriwal villages as a proposal in this regard is being put up before the next Cabinet meeting adding that a hockey and football academy would also be set up at Pholriwal. He said a model sports park worth Rs 65 lakh was under construction in Dhina village which would further accelerate sports activities in rural areas.
Meanwhile, the minister distributed cheques worth Rs 3.59 crore to landless farmers and labourers giving relief to as many as 1,466 beneficiaries belonging to seven cooperative societies. The minister added that debt waiver of Rs 6.75 crore would benefit over 3,177 beneficiaries in the Jalandhar Cantt constituency.
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