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Delhi Lieutenant Governor launches Smart Model Schools' Pilot Project

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jul 08, 2022 8:00 PM

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An official statement said on July 6 that Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Vinai Kumar Saxena has launched a pilot project of "smart model schools" run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, in which 25 schools will be ready by Independence Day and another 400 by Republic Day. The L-G launched the pilot project on July 5 at MCPS school in CP Block in Pitampura, west Delhi.

25 MCD schools receive infrastructure upgrades

In conjunction with the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, 25 Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools will receive physical and technological infrastructure upgrades by August 15. "Another 400 schools will be fully refurbished and equipped with smart technologies by Republic Day next year," the L-secretariat, G's Raj Niwas, said in a statement.

“Upon the L-G’s direction, MCD schools have been allocated Rs 14.85 crore for minor repair, painting, white-wash, and Rs 4.41 crore has been allocated to the Engineering Department to repair 29 worst affected buildings," the statement said. On June 18, Saxena had visited an MCD school in H-Block, Ashok Vihar and announced that 25 MCD schools would be identified at the earliest for re-hauling on a pilot basis.

Painting and cleanliness works were launched

The school in CP Block, Pitampura where the repair, painting and cleanliness works were launched is spread over 7,000 square metres. The L-G also directed officials to install smart furniture, technology-enabled black boards, interactive panels and other teaching aids at the CP Block School by July 25.

Provided with all modern infrastructure, these schools will have uniform colour and design pattern and make learning more interesting through smart teaching methodologies and pedagogy, the statement said.

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