15 schools get infra boost in Bathinda

Manpreet inaugurates new wings at two institutes

15 schools get infra boost in Bathinda

Finance Minister Manpreet Badal inaugurates the new building of a government school in Bathinda on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, November 30

Bathinda has witnessed a boost in educational infrastructure as new facilities/buildings have been provided at 15 government schools.

Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday inaugurated two newly built wings — one at Shaheed Sandeep Singh Senior Secondary School, Parasram Nagar, and another at Government High School, Ghanaiya Nagar. He said the new infrastructure had resulted in a 100-per cent increase in the enrolment of students at one of these schools.

HUGE GRANT ISSUED FOR PROJECT

Educational infrastructure is a priority. We have issued a huge grant for new buildings, renovation and other enhancements for city schools. — Manpreet Badal, minister

In a year, the school at Parasram Nagar witnessed an increase in its number of students from 1,300 to 2,660. Classes are held in two shifts and all academic streams are offered at this school. In place of the earlier one-storey building, a five-storey building has been built with three classrooms and two laboratories on each floor. Shaheed Sandeep Singh Senior Secondary School has now emerged as the top school in Bathinda in terms of enrolment in government schools.

Similarly, Ghanaiya Nagar School now has a spacious three-storey building with each floor having three classrooms and one laboratory each. The school caters to nearly 300 students.

A total of Rs 2.68 crore was spent on the Parasram Nagar school and Rs 1.68 crore was spent on the school at Ghaniya Nagar. The schools will have various new facilities, including CCTV cameras.

Besides, the minister said Rs 10 crore was being spent on Government Girls School at Mall Road which would have 150 classrooms. In addition to being a senior secondary school, the new school at Dhobiana Basti will include a swimming pool.

As part of the project, new classrooms, principals rooms, toilets, ramps, science labs, computer labs and sports arena have been developed in government schools.

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