572 Principals & Teachers Join OAVs, Mining OAVs In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 542 principals and teachers joined Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas (OAVs) at a Nijukti Parva in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Besides, 30 principals and teachers joined Odisha Mining Adarsha Vidyalayas making the total appointments 572 on a single day.

Speaking at the function, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik advised the teachers and principals to make endeavor to unlock students’ potential. This large appointment is a huge boost for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas, he said and expected the new principals and teachers to try their best for making these institutions one of the best in the country.

“While the quality of teaching is of paramount importance, the success of an educator lies in understanding the inherent potential of students and making active efforts to unlock them. There should be a conscious endeavor to help children dream big and create the confidence in them to achieve what has been hitherto impossible,” he added.

Focusing on the 5-T initiative, Naveen said this can be an empowering tool for children. The knowledge of technology, learning the essence of teamwork, maintaining transparency, and understanding the importance of time can bring a transformative change in children, he added.

“The new Odisha of our dreams can be built by empowering every child with the power of education. The Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas were set up to achieve this objective by providing free quality education in English medium to rural talents,” he said.

The chief minister also inaugurated 9 hostel buildings in Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Boudh, and Sundargarh districts. Besides, an academic building was inaugurated at Angul. The CM also launched the Mukhyamantri Shikhya Puraskar web portal.

Speaking on the occasion, School & Mass Education Minister Sudam Marndi said OAVs are a vision of the chief minister to take Odisha forward in every field. Many of OAVs are comparable to best schools in the country, he added. He said that 261 of the teachers are women. Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya Sangathan Chairman Upendra Tripathy also spoke on the occasion.

Interacting with the new teachers and principals, secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian said as all of them have come purely on merit through an absolute transparent system, they should also follow the same in their teaching career.

He further said for the students, teachers are the real heroes. For the state, they are the architects of modern Odisha. Therefore, they should guide the children with their own action, he advised. They should follow SCHOOL- Sincerity, Camaraderie, Honesty, Obedience, Orderliness and Learning.

Secretary Aswathi S delivered the welcome address and Project Director of OAV Yamini Sadangi proposed the vote of thanks.

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