Posted on: 05:40 PM IST Jun 05, 2015
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday launched Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan's (KVS) e-initiative 'KV Shaala Darpan', which will provide all information about students electronically on a single platform.
Terming it a "history", the Minister said the initiative was a step towards realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of Digital India. "The government has completed one year and this programme launched by KVS in its first year will define e-governance, good governance and Digital India and create a history. "PM has dedicated his dream project Digital India to the nation. This is an initiative towards realising that dream," she said.
Observing that there was a negative mindset towards government schools, Irani said the government was working towards changing it and this initiative was in that direction.
"It is heartening that government schools (KVs) are making this initiative which is historic. There is a presumption that government schools are not good enough and it is the endeavour of the government to bring them at par with private schools so that citizens would send their children to government schools feeling that it is not a compromising situation but an informed and very correct decision," she said.
"This on behalf of the government is an initiative to strengthen our governance," she said.