Nagpur: The Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Tuesday inaugurated the first Digital School in Nagpur District, a venture born out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India concept and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ Digital Maharashtra concept. “Every young girl and boy in every house need to master the latest technical knowledge. Without this knowledge, the young generation cannot progress. The Digital School is reaching out to village after village through Internet and bringing together the students of villages and the students of cities. The goal of students should be to walk on progress path by developing the latest technical knowledge,” Bawankule said.
Bawankule inaugurated the Digital School at Zilla Parishad Higher Primary School in Tarodi village of Kamptee Taluka. On the occasion, Chief Minister Fadnavis directly communicated with the students and teachers from Mumbai. The students apprised Fadnavis about their school. A question-answer session was also held between the Chief Minister and students.
The programme was attended among others by ZP President Neesha Savarkar, MLA Sameer Meghe, ZP CEO Kadambari Bhagat, Education Committee Chairman Ukesh Chavan, Ramesh Chikte, Headmistress of the school, Sarpanch and villagers.
Bawankule thanked the Chief Minister for selecting Nagpur District for his Digital School concept as well as his plan to connect 500 Gram Panchayats in the district digitally. Soon, 1800 villages and 778 Gram Panchayats will be digitally connected. This digitalization will facilitate availability of 165 services of State Government, the minister stated.
29,000 Gram Panchayats to be digitally connected: CM
While communicating with the students and teachers, the Chief Minister said that 29,000 Gram Panchayats in the State will be digitally connected by the year 2018. All the Gram Panchayats will be inter-connected with each other. Similarly, all the big hospitals will be connected with Health Centres of Zilla Parishads. “Doors of knowledge have been opened. The discrimination between villages and cities will end, Fadnavis said.
Fadnavis also directly communicated with students and teachers of Adivasi Ashram School in Belda village of Ramtek Taluka.