Just a few days after an IAS officer in Chattisgarh grabbed headlines as he sent his daughter to a government school, a Parliamentary secretary-cum-legislator is also making news for a similar act. In a big snub to VIP culture, a Parliamentary secretary-cum-legislator got his son admitted to a government school in tribal Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh and he is now setting a trend, according to a report in Times of India. Earlier, an IAS officer got his five-year-old daughter admitted to a government school for studies in Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh.
Pathalgaon legislator and Parliamentary Secretary Shivshankar Paikra got his son admitted in Class I at Shaskiya Prathamik Shala at Bangaon ‘B’ in Pathalgaon block of Jashpur district on Saturday, the TOI report added. Paikra says that his two daughters also studied in government school initially.
According to media reports, the trend in the state gained limelight after Balrampur collector Awanish Sharan got his daughter admitted to a government school. As per TOI, Sharan is known for his commendable job in field of uplifting education system in Balrampur since his posting in Balrampur of Chhattisgarh.
It’s been generally said that people try not to send their children to government schools owing to reported poor education quality, however, government authorities are giving a big push to convince parents about sending their kids to government schools.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a number of steps to ensure the end of the prevalent VIP culture in India. Among them was the ban imposed on the placing of beacons on cars by politicians and other authorities.