We used to bring cow dung from home to coat the school floor; villagers used to repair the roof; now education has changed a lot’ : CM Vishnu Deo Sai

Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai attended the state-level Shala Praveshotsav at his alma mater in Bagiya village

Chief Minister announced a model residential school for divyang in Jashpur

Chief Minister announced the upgrading of schools in Bagiya and Bandarchua villages to model schools

Chief Minister announced a higher secondary school for Farsabahar

Chief Minister announced that Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) will be held in all of Chhattisgarh’s schools on August 6; teachers will inform parents about their children’s learning progress

Raipur ( | Chief Minister Shri Vishnu Deo Sai visited his alma mater in Bagiya village, where he completed his fifth-grade education years ago, for the State-Level Shala Praveshotsav. Shri Sai shared his school days memories when students used to bring cow dung from home, which was used to coat the school floors. He shared the community effort in maintaining the school at that time.

He recalled how villagers collectively used to repair the roof. He highlighted the stark differences between then and now, such as the lack of proper flooring and concrete roads during his time. At that time, students had to travel to Seramongra for fifth-grade board exams due to the absence of a local exam centre. Shri Sai stated that education is the cornerstone of development. He shared the state government’s commitment to providing the best possible education to the state’s children.

He announced several initiatives, including a new residential school for divyang students in Jashpur, upgrading schools in Bagiya and Bandarchua to model schools, and establishing a higher secondary school in Farsabahar. In his address, Chief Minister Shri Sai called the day historic for himself and the residents of Bagiya. He mentioned that education is not merely about obtaining degrees or jobs but about transforming lives. He urged people to observe the difference in living standards between educated and uneducated individuals to understand the importance of education. Shri Sai also highlighted India’s ancient reputation as a world leader in education, citing examples of Nalanda and Takshashila, where many students gained knowledge and progressed.