Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has laid foundation for India’s first ‘ Shramodaya School ’ named ‘Deendayal Shramodaya Vidyalala’. It has been launched by Mr. Chauhan, in order to quality education to the labour class children of Madhya Pradesh. It will have classes from standard VI to XII.
The Sharmodaya School will be started at Mugalia Chaap village and will be developed on the lines of Navodaya Vidyalaya. It will have the capacity of taking 1,120 students and school’s medium would be English. Mr. Chauhan has decided to give 60% of its seat to the students from the families of laborers and farmers, whereas the remaining seats would be open for general. He has also mentioned that in future, these schools would be set up in the cities like Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior too.
This initiative has been taken by him to ensure that children don’t face difficulty in getting education and don’t become victim of child labor at early age just for the sake of money. He wants to ensure that every child, irrespective of his or her family status and financial condition, gets proper education. “As long as your ‘mama’ (maternal uncle) is alive, no children would be allowed to face any difficulty in getting education for the want of money,” he said, pointing to the children in the gathering.