New Delhi: A public preschool is on its way to India
New Delhi, India: New Delhi: A public preschool has been launched in the Indian capital, Delhi, and will be officially launched on July 2, the government said on Thursday.
The new public school will be called ‘Sidhiya’ or ‘Shiva’, a nod to the Sanskrit word for ‘sister’ or a friend.
A new school in India has been named after a Hindu deity.
As per the plan, the new school will have classrooms of 50 students, which is 10% of the total enrollment.
Sidheasha is the Sanskrit name for a goddess of wisdom, justice and compassion.
India’s second-largest city is the second-biggest in the world after Beijing, with more than a million people and a population of almost 5.5 million.
Earlier this month, the Government of India announced the launch of the new Sidhiya school in the city’s Gurgaon.
For the first time, a public preschool will be being established in the capital, and students will learn to read and write in English.
“This is the first new public preschool for a major city, and we are happy to see that India is embracing education and technology for the betterment of society,” the city government said in a statement.
Since its establishment, the Sidheasha public preschool project has been hailed as a landmark in the country.
In September 2016, the city began its first public preschool in its history, in the area of Kota Khemchand, which was home to some of the country’s largest gurdwaras.
Today, about 400 children of various backgrounds are enrolled in the new public elementary school in Sidheasa.
‘The most popular preschool in India’India’s education system is struggling to cope with the rapidly expanding number of children, who have access to public schooling but do not yet have a primary education, according to the World Bank.
While there is a large pool of students enrolled in schools, the number of teachers and other staff is limited.
According to the data of the National Council for Education, India has the largest number of school leavers in the developed world at 4.7 million.
Of the 7.6 million students enrolled, nearly one-third (32.1%) are from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the lowest number among the major developed countries.
More than 1.2 million children of poor families are also enrolled in public elementary schools.
On the other hand, a study by the National Commission for Scheduled Caste Development and Schedulated Tribes has said that, in terms of the percentage of students in schools in their villages, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of students of any state.