On Children's Day, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launches Rs 100Cr ‘Mo-School’ Campaign

| November 14 , 2017 , 15:03 IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik addressed schoolchildren on the occasion of Children's Day in his ‘Mana Katha’, his own version of Mann ki Baat. In his Mana Katha the Chief Minister launched the ‘Mo School’ campaign.

The Chief Minister’s tweet explains the campaign: ‘Mo School’ campaign seeks to connect you to your school, your childhood memories. It will make you an active participant in the development journey of your alma mater & be a part of the change you want to see in your school.

Mo School is an initiative to make passout students an active participant in the development journey of their schools. Under this programme, whatever is contributed in terms of funds for development of schools, the state will contribute double the amount. An initial corpus of Rs 100 crores has been announced for this initiative.

At the State Level Children’s Day celebrations at the Capital High School Ground in Bhubaneswar, organised by School & Mass Education Department, Naveen gives his mantra to all school children and asked them to stay ahead in all fields, including education, sports, music, social service etc.

The CM recalled the bravery of Madhu Babu and Biju Babu and urged the children to follow their footsteps. Naveen Patnaik also announced special scholarship for meritorious students at block level. Ten students in each block, who score highest marks in Odia language, will get Rs 5,000 cash reward under Odia Bhasha Brutti Puraskar.

In addition, Rs 5,000 cash reward will be given to students under Mukhyamantri Medhabrutti Puraskar if they do well in Class X exams. In total, 40,000 students will be benefited from this scheme. Teachers and Parents too will get special rewards if their wards do well in Class X exams. Rs 1 lakh will be given to 3 best performing schools in each block. 

The Chief Minister’s speech was broadcasted LIVE on all regional TV channels. Special arrangements were made at all block-level primary schools across Odisha to show his speech LIVE using TV and projectors.