Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma has directed to set up “Arogya Vatika”.
The Uttar Pradesh government has directed to establish “Arogya Vatika” in all schools and secondary schools to ensure the health of students and their parents. This decision was taken on the instructions of Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma who also holds the charge of Secondary Education Department. Sharma said, “We have decided to set up Arogya Vatika in all secondary schools of the state. Not only will this help in environmental protection, but the use of medicinal plants can help in boosting immunity and well-being of students and their families.”
Sharma said the idea of ”Arogya Vatika” is the brainchild of local journalist Sudhir Mishra, who with the help of his newspaper is running a campaign to develop such gardens in parks, police stations, schools and other places. Mishra said that for the last two years he had been campaigning to develop such a garden containing medicinal plants and the district administration, police and ministers were invited to join the campaign.
During a similar campaign last month, Deputy Chief Minister Sharma liked the idea and announced its implementation in all secondary schools in the state. In this regard, an order has now been issued by the Director of Education Vinay Kumar Pandey, instructing the Inspectors of all the district schools to identify the place for setting up ‘Arogya Vatika’ for planting medicinal plants.
“Tulsi, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Stevia, Amla, Guava, Turmeric, Sandalwood, Drumstick and many other plants should be planted as they help in boosting immunity,” the order said.
Here students will get free tablet
The Uttarakhand cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to provide free tablets to the students of class 10th and 12th and degree colleges studying in government schools. This decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday. A total of 29 proposals have been approved in this meeting.
Giving information about the decisions after the meeting, State Cabinet Minister and State Government Spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said that with the free tablet scheme, 1,59,015 students studying in 10th and 12th in government schools and 1,15,000 studying in degree colleges. Students will be benefited. He told that a committee has been constituted for the purchase of the tablet.
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