Inauguration of online education program 'Pahal' for rural children

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Pahal-for-rural-childrenChief secretary Durga Shankar Mishra inaugurated an online rural education programme ‘Pahal’ at Government UP Sainik Inter College, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow on 15th May.

An overview of the news

  • This programme has been prepared by the department of secondary education in collaboration with IIT Kanpur.

  • The initiative aims to provide educational opportunities to rural children who have limited access to quality education.

  •  'Pahal' is designed to bridge the education gap between rural and urban areas. 

  • Under this program, in the initial phase, free online education will be provided in 10 government secondary schools of the state.

  • Through these classes, students of rural areas will be able to get the latest information related to science and mathematics.

  • The Chief Secretary said that the online rural education initiative is a new and good beginning.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh is a state located in the northern part of India.

  • It is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous subdivision in the world.

  • The state was officially established in 1950.

  • Chief Minister - Yogi Adityanath

  • Capital - Lucknow

  • Governor - Anandiben Patel

  • Rajya Sabha - 31 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 80 seats

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