25 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS), Government of Odisha, visited Ganjam district on September 24 and 25, 2019, to review the status of Adarsha Vidyalayas. He was accompanied by Raghuram R. Iyer, Director, OAVS.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Dr Sahoo along with Vijay Amruta Kulange, Ganjam Collector and Iyer addressed the Principals of 22 Adarsha Vidyalayas, the Block Education Officers (BEO) of 22 Blocks and the District Education Officer (DEO), in a District-level Review Meeting. He briefed about the mission of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas (OAV), that is to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the students, through the 5T approach like technology, transparency, teamwork, time and transformation. He also outlined the importance of the Adarsha Vidyalayas in building a better future for the students through technology, teachers training, infrastructure, enterprise resource planning (ERP), updated website etc.
Dr Sahoo gave a presentation on the way forward for OAVS, about the websites, the ERP, the pedagogy, the annual planner, the activities planner as well as on how to prepare for board examination, and enhance all-round development through sports, clubs, house system, competitions etc. He also inspired the members present to reach the target of 100% result and make the Adarsha Vidyalayas a role model for the country.
He interacted with students, teachers and staff of the Adarsha Vidyalayas of Badapur (Patrapur Block), Pitatali (Chikiti Block) and Karapalli (Rangeilunda Block) on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Addressing the students Dr. Sahoo said that, each of them has the potential to become the future leaders. Through a newer version of the age-old story, ‘Hare and the Tortoise’, he put across the importance of perseverance, intelligence and hard work, to achieve success in life. He encouraged the students to focus on their books and teachers as well as study hard and lend their contribution in taking Odisha to greater heights of success.
Dr Sahoo also addressed the 75 Headmasters of Odia Medium Schools as part of their Capacity Building programme, during the School Leadership Development Training of Secondary School Headmasters, held at District Education Office Conference Hall, Berhampur, Ganjam.
OAVS is an initiative of Government of Odisha to provide free quality education in English through CBSE curriculum to the students from class VI to XII, especially from semi-urban and rural areas, from across the state. It was established on 19 September, 2015, as a society under The Society Registration Act of Odisha and founded by the Odisha Department of School and Mass Education.