Tamil Nadu rejects Modi govt’s 600 Cr grant for opening premier schools; Reason is shocking

The Central Government-funded Navodaya Vidyalaya Samithi set up its first school in Amravati, Maharashtra, in 1985. Since then, the Samithi has established nearly 600 schools across the Country, including Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, but not in Tamil Nadu. Central government has announced 600 Cr grant for setting up Navodaya schools, but TN government has rejected it.

It has not been able to set up schools in the State because the government here has not accorded permission. With the opening of JNVs in West Bengal recently, Tamil Nadu remains the only State in the country to not have such schools whose target is to educate poor children in rural areas, says R. Mani Mohan, Joint Secretary, SBOA Matriculation School’s Parents’ Welfare Association.

“Tamil Nadu being a State with high incidence of rural poverty, an opportunity like this will be a boon for children from rural areas, says G. Chandramohan, President of PTA, Sri Gopal Naidu Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Mr. Mohan says that the Tamil Nadu Government’s stand on the issue is not based on sound logic. “The State Government’s argument is for not permitting JNVs is that they teach Hindi”

According to Tamil Nadu the politicians were the major concern. They were the main reason not allowing the JNV’s to enter inside the State. By telling the name of Hindi they are avoiding such a successful project that is running all over the India. When Pondicherry and Karaikal, which is the neighbourhood Union Territories of Tamil Nadu is accepting JNV then why T.N is showing such a stand in the field of Education.

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