"Education is essential for upliftment, I sincerely salute the spirit of these poor students, who are pursuing education in night schools, after putting in 8-10 hours of hard work during the day," said new Human Resources Development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar.
Javadekar insisted that education should be inclusive and no one should be left behind. He described night schools to be among the important institutions helping make education inclusive and asserted that Government's top priority will be to improve the conditions of night schools and Zilla Parishad schools.
Javadekar made these comments during a visit to the Gopal Krishna Gokhale Night School in Dadar, Mumbai, on Saturday."After meeting you, my will to work for you has strengthened. PM Narendra Modi says work for the Dalits, underprivileged, and backward classes. We will study the problems of night schools and will do whatever is possible for them," Javadekar said. He added that since he himself has studied in a Zilla Parishad School, he is in a good position to understand their problems and challenges.
The Union Minister assured the students and the teachers that he would ask Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde to do his best to improve the infrastructure in nights schools and municipal schools.