SARASWATI Shishu Vidya Mandir schools run in Odisha by Shiksha Vikas Samiti, affiliated to Vidya Bharati, continued to perform exceptionally well in the Matriculation Examinations in the State. The Shishu Mandir students excelled in the State High School Certificate Examinations this year by notching up 56 ranks in the top 100 list, including the top five positions. Anupam Jena, a student of Cuttack Shishu Mandir, topped the exams in the State.
According to information received from Shiksha Vikas Samiti, students of 158 Saraswati Shishu Mandir schools appeared in the Board examinations. The Vidya Bharati schools recorded pass percentage of 98.58 which is much higher than the overall pass percentage of the State. This year the overall pass percentage of the State is 71.74.
Out of 158 schools, 102 schools recorded cent per cent result. There were two schools where all the students got first class. Out of 7,911 Vidya Mandir students who appeared in the examinations, 5,635 students got first class. The percentage of students getting first class is 71.23.
The Shiksha Vikas Samiti organised a function, Medhabi Abhinandan 2010, at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar to felicitate 56 students, who secured place in the top hundred list.
Addressing the function Education Minister of the State Shri Pratap Jena, praised the role of the Shiksha Vikas Samiti for providing quality education to the students of the State. “Good management, dedication of Acharyas and the role of guardians are the keys to success for Saraswati Vidya Mandir Schools. The government schools have to learn many things from the Shishu Mandirs,” he added.
Speaking on the function, national secretary of Vidya Bharati Shriram Araukar said the aim of the Shishu Mandirs is not only to provide quality education to the students but also to build their character so that they can contribute in the process of nation-building.
Shiksha Vikas Samiti secretary Dr Bijay Kumar Swain said the holistic and value based curriculum, an edifying atmosphere, strong teacher-student relationship and strict monitoring system are the main reasons for the success of the Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir schools. A souvenir, Krutitva Vartika, was also released by chief guest Shri Pratap Jena on the occasion. Shiksha Vikas Samiti president Shri Duryodhan Kathua presided over the meeting.
(By Samanwaya Nanda)