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Deputy Chief Minister Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana says Malleshwaram Government School will participate in the programme organised by the Indian Technological Congress Association and ISRO as part of the 75TH independence day celebrations

The school will be the first government school in the country to build a satellite with students participation and involve in sending it to space

Bengaluru: The Government Boys High School located in Stone Building Collge at 18th cross, Malleshwaram, will become the first government high school in the country to launch a satellite, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwatha Narayana, who is also MLA of the constituency, stated on Thursday.

Presiding over the event of donation of laptops to government schools in Malleshwaram Constituency held at Mattikere Model Primary School, by Sheshadripuram educational trust, he told, the students of the school will be involved in a programme of launching 75 satellites as part of the 75th independence day celebrations which will be held in the next year.

“Usually, students studying engineering are involved in such projects. Now, this is going to be achieved in a government high school by taking the help of the ITCA (Indian Technology Congress Association) and ISRO,” said C N Ashwatha Narayana.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said designing and making of the satellite will be done at the school by involving students of a few other government schools. C N Ashwatha Narayana had attended a programme last April where Indian Technology Congress Association facilitated him and mooted the idea of participating government schools in building satellites.

During the facilitation meeting organised in April Deputy Chief Minister had stated that government of Karnataka will always extend support to Student Satellite projects with the objective of promoting novelty and innovation. “The government wishes to encourage ‘Students Satellite Projects of Karnakata’, in line with, ‘Israel Schools’ Students Satellite Projects, and the cost of production of satellites has come down because of indigenous technology and other factors,” said the Minister had said during the function which NFAPost reported.

Deputy Chief Minister also highlighted the fact that in recent days there is an increase in enrolment in some government schools. “But, more than the numbers, the quality of teaching-learning is more important. Government educational institutions should compete with private institutions in terms of providing quality education,” said C N Ashwatha Narayana.

The enrolments to the government schools in the Malleshwaram constituency have increased from 2221 to 2743. But this increase in enrolment should be matched by achieving standards in quality teaching-learning, he told.

Later, in response to the media with regard to a query by media on vaccination of students in higher education, he said, 65% of students in government institutions and aided institutions have been vaccinated and added, Vandita Sharma, vaccination In-charge officer, and Kumar Naik, ACS, Dept. of Higher Education are co-ordinating with District Commissioners and all the stakeholders to achieve the optimal target.

On this occasion, 50 high-end laptops were donated. Woode P.Krishna, General Secretary of the trust, Sheshanarayan, educationist, Prasanna, Chairperson, Shikshan Foundation, Umadevi SC, BEO, and others were present.

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