Regional Institute of Education at Nellore Foundation stone laid

Nellore: Union Minister for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Prakash Javadekar Jointly laid foundation stone for Regional Institute of Education (RIE) of NCERT at Chavatapalem in Venkatachalam Mandal of SRSP Nellore district here on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion Naidu said that this is the 6th RIE in the country and would cater to the states of AP, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Stressing on the importance given to skill development by NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Naidu said that the government is committed to promote quality education.” Wealth may not bring education but education will surely bring wealth” the minister noted.

Naidu further said that Nellore town would soon get an FM station and would also get drinking water and drainage system. “My life ambition is to travel in train between Krishnapatnam port and Obulavaripalle and also to travel in Buckingham canal. I hope I will realize them soon” the minister said.

Stressing on the importance of preserving our culture and traditions, Naidu said education system should be the basis to do so. “Education should develop patriotism, bring in social awareness, nurture environment and develop human values” Naidu said. He thanked the AP State Government for providing over 50 acres of land to the institution.  He appealed to HRD Minister Javadekar to start classes from the next academic year itself even in rented building instead of waiting for completion of proper building.

Union HRD Minister Javadekar said that the RIE would provide pre-service and in-service training to teachers besides offering 4- year B.Sc, B.Ed programme, regular B.Ed programmes and doctoral programmes in education.

The institute would have a multipurpose demonstration school with 1500 students’ capacity and a vocational centre besides sports and computer facilities. Stating that the mission of his ministry is “education for all and quality education for all”, the minister said that, soon the respective state governments would have to decide on detention at 5th and 8th standards in schools. He further said that institutes providing education training facilities would soon be assessed and for those performing well would be encouraged while those which are lagging behind in infrastructure and other facilities would be regulated. –NSS

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