Govt laying thrust on school infra improvement: Parsekar


PANAJI: Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday laid foundation stone for construction of a new building for the Government Primary School at Murmuse-Tuem in Pernem.

MLA and vice-chairman of GSIDC Sidharth Kunkalienkar was present for the function organised by Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation.

Parsekar, in his address, said the government is laying more thrust on strengthening school infrastructure in the state and that around 260 of such from all over the state have been renovated.

The government has started 87 schools in Marathi and Konkani during the last four years apart from taking steps to impart quality education and uphold the cause of local language, he said.

Parsekar further said that the government intends to establish electronic city in Tuem with the sole intention of creating employment avenues for local youth. The master plan of this project will be prepared soon, he added.

The Tuem school project, a single-storey building with four classrooms for standard I to IV, will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 2.20 crore. There is also a provision for anganwadi which is a stepping stone towards primary education. The building will also house a large area for multiple uses including mid-day meal, audio visual presentations etc.

The project also has an open stage meant for overall development of children studying there with amphitheatre seating at the outdoor stage apart from CCTV surveillance system for the entire building.

G Bhat, director, directorate of education, Sandip Chodnekar, manager, GSIDC, Prajakta Kannaik, sarpanch, VP Tuem, Pandhari Arolkar, sarpanch, VP Korgao,  Swati Harmalkar, ward member, Dipak Kalangutkar, ex-ZP member, Amita Gawade, chairperson, PTA  and Sunita Paralkar attended the function.

Vilasini Naik, deputy sarpanch, welcomed the guests while Dilip Mhamal compered the function. Manjusha Parab, teacher, proposed the vote of thanks.

Thereafter, Chief Minister Parsekar, at another function organised by EDC at Agarwada, distributed sanction letters to 33 beneficiaries under CMRY scheme. Sidharth Kunkalienkar was present among other dignitaries.