An important concern relating to education of children was brought to the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the people of Uri, Jammu & Kashmir, Power Minister (of State, Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal has informed. The local Kendra Vidyalaya hitherto offered classes only till Standard X, compelling parents to send their children to Srinagar, at a distance that took nearly 3 hours to traverse, to complete Standards XI and XII.
Modi was reportedly pained to hear about this, said Goyal, adding that the prime minister “instantly swung to action”. Within minutes, an order was issued stating that the current Kendra Vidyalaya would extend classes to Standard XII this very July. Some regional newspapers have reported that, in his address after dedicating to the nation the Uri-II hydropower project, the prime minister said the people of Uri had requested that the Kendriya Vidyalaya in their town be extended up to Standard XII.
Praising the people for this request, Modi said a nation where people place emphasis on education had a bright future. He announced that the Kendriya Vidyalaya would start enrolling students from Standard XI this very month.
This expeditious move & instant resolution of a long-standing demand was immensely appreciated and cheered by the attending staff of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation as well as the local people.