Shishu Mandirs have set an example for other schools—State Education Minister Pratap Jena
Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir schools run by Shikhya Vikash Samiti affiliated to Vidya Bharati, continued to perform exceptionally well in higher secondary examination of Odisha. The Shishu Mandir students excelled in the State High School Certificate Examination this year by notching up the 54 ranks in the top 100 list. There are 20 students in top 10 list, out of which 12 students belonged to Shishu Mandir schools.
According to Sikshya Bikash Samiti, a total of 10, 528 students of Saraswati Sishu Mandir schools appeared in the Board Examination. The Shishu Mandir schools recorded pass percentage of 98.05, which is much higher than the overall pass percentage of the State. This year the overall pass percentage of the State is 70.80. According to reports, 97 Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir schools have recorded 100 per cent result. The percentage of students achieving first class is 70.12 per cent.
Sikshya Vikash Samiti organised a function, Medhabi Abhinandan 2012, at Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology Auditorium in Bhubaneswar to felicitate 54 students, who secured place in the top hundred list. Addressing the gathering, School Education Minister of the State Shri Pratap Jena, praised the role of the Sikhya Bikash Samiti for providing quality education to the students. “It is due to the commitment of the teachers that the Shishu Mandir schools are doing so well. The Shishu Mandirs have set an example for both government and private schools in the State,” he said.
Sikshya Bikas Samiti State secretary Dr Saroj Kumar Hati said the value-based curriculum, an edifying atmosphere, strong teacher-student relationship and strict monitoring system are the main reasons for the success of the Vidya Mandir schools. Dr Ramkrishna Rao, national vice president of Vidya Bharati, Prof Devi Prasad Ray, Vice Chancellor of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology and Dr Prafulla Mahapatra, eminent educationist, also spoke on the occasion. Vidya Bharati zonal organising secretary Shri Govind Chandra Mohanata also shared the dais.