Haryana to launch “School Nurture Policy”

Chandigarh/ June 10
Haryana Government will soon launch School Nurture Policy of School Education Department for creation of a pool of partners committed to strengthen the education sector.The scheme will be launched by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda here today.
It was observed that the policy would facilitate individuals, especially the alumni, organizations and institutions to contribute in cash or kind to further strengthen government schools in the state, thus enhancing community participation. It would also minimise urban and rural disparities.
It was informed in the meeting that maximum publicity of the policy would be carried out through social media so as to reach a large number of donors who want to connect with community schooling. A donor can choose the school and the kind of donation that one wants to make.
As the Chief Minister wanted to know the reason for having such a policy, the Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said that many people and organizations contact the department and show keen interest in making donations. After the implementation of the policy, one can donate any item required in a particular school or one may also adopt a school for all round development. She said that the state has about 15,000 government primary and high schools catering to the educational needs of about 27 lakh children.
Bhukkal said that the scheme would be implemented in a transparent and efficient manner. Those present in the meeting included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Chhatar Singh, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister S.S. Dhillon, Deputy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister R.S. Doon, Principal OSD to Chief Minister, and other senior officers of the state government.