Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy stated that he had taken a 3-capital decision as a father who is head of a family keeping in view the long-run interests of our children.
“What will you do? If you are in my position,” questioned the audience at ‘The Hindu Excellence in Education Programme’ held in Hotel Gateway in Vijayawada this morning. He said I have decided on Vizag as Amaravathi lacks proper approach roads as most of the lands there were already brought by the former Chief Minister and his henchmen even before the state capital was announced. “Now it would at least incur Rs 1.09,000 Crore to provide minimum infrastructure facility there. The previous government had claimed it had already spent Rs 5000 Crore. And there are no hopes of getting any additional funds from Central Government. Under the situation, I had no other option but to decide on the Vizag which hardly requires 10% of it to develop the capital”, he said.
“Vizag has so much potentiality that within the next 10 years, it can compete with capital cities like Hyderabad, Bangaluru and Chennai”, he said adding that as a father I am trying to give better future to my state which is my family.
With regard to the introduction of Englis medium in schools, Jaganmohan Reddy said English is now an essential language for everybody to survive in this competitive world as all languages such as IT, Internet and Computer are all in English. “If they are given English foundation today, the students would emerge as the best citizens in the world after 20 years”, he said He further pointed out when most of the private educational establishments are imparting coaching in English medium why not Government schools?
This way at least I am trying to bring a change in our education system. “We are also developing infrastructure facilities in schools through ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme. This will change not only the complete pace of our government schooling but also improvise qualitative teaching. We are providing Rs 15,000 to each of the 42 lakh parents at least for sending their children to government schools and Mid-Day meals are also being provided to the children. Besides, we are reimbursing Childrens’ 100 per cent school and scholarship feeses.