Bhubaneswar, 14/11/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Swarna Prava Nayak )- : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced Mo School Campaign for students.
Gracing the state-level celebration of children’s day at Capital High School here, the Chief Minister said, “Each one of us has got an emotional attachment to the school we have studied. In some way or other we want to be connected to our schools. In this context, I announce Mo School Campaign, which will promote and facilitate volunteerism to give back to our alma maters. Many of you want to donate something to your school, put up a science labs or library, provide scholarships, volunteer your time to teach students and promote sports in schools.”
“I am happy to know that we have we have amongst us about hundred distinguished personalities and some of you want to mentor your schools-provide leadership and be a part of its overall growth and development. Mo School Campaign will facilitate all of this-it will provide a platform where you connect to your childhood memory and be a part of the change you want to see in your schools. I commit that the state government will recognize your invaluable contribution in terms of time, knowledge, leadership and skills in mentoring your school. Further, I commit that whatever is contributed in terms of funds for developing our schools, the state will contribute double the amount. I announce an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore for this initiative”, the CM said.
He also announced that the students securing highest marks in Odia language will get cash award of Rs 5, 000 each under Odia Bhasha Brutti scheme. As many as 40, 000 students will get the benefit of the scheme.
“A cash award of Rs 5, 000 will be given to the successful students in Matric examinations under Mukhyamantri Medhabruti Puraskar. Ten students in each block will be awarded.
Apart from that the teachers and parents of the students achieving success in Class-X examinations will get special rewards. Best three schools of every block will get a cash award of Rs 1 lakh each, which will be distributed among the teachers”, he added. Around 4, 500 students from 24 schools took part in the function.