AP Govt aims at making students global leaders, says YS Jagan

Jagananna animutyalu awards were given to 22,710 students from across the state

AP Govt aims at making students global leaders, says YS Jagan

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy presented Jagananna Animutyalu Awards to State level rankers who studied in government and government-managed educational institutions on Tuesday.

Animutyalu awards were presented to 42 students who excelled in class 10 and 26 students who achieved group-wise ranks in Intermediate, while State Excellence Awards were presented to 20 students who excelled in higher education across five categories. Jagananna animutyalu awards were given to 22,710 students from across the state.

Before presenting awards to the children and their parents on Tuesday, the Chief Minister described the rankers as bright minds and shining stars, stressing that they represented the future of Andhra Pradesh.

Profusely congratulating the rankers, he said that the Government had introduced reforms in the educational sector aiming to turn the students into global products.They would be equipped with balanced and matured thought attaining the knowledge of emerging and future technologies such as artificial intelligence, data management, machine learning, Chat GPT and other subjects, he added.

"Our students should not be just followers of emerging technologies, they should become the technology leaders, he said, adding that quality education is required to achieve this goal. The day is not far off when our students would rule and command the world, " he remarked.

He said, it was a matter of pride for everyone that there were 24 girls among 42 top rankers in class 10 and 26 top rankers in Intermediate.

Emphasizing that students and parents should change in tune with the fast changing educational system across the globe, the Chief Minister called upon them to aim at reaching higher echelons. He also asked the non-rankers not to get disappointed but aim at big targets.

“We have changed the face of education in Government schools with more facilities through Nadu-Nedu, CBSE syllabus and English medium, bilingual text books with Byjus content, modern curriculum, content-loaded tabs to students of class 8, subject teacher-concept from class 3 and digital teaching from class 6,” he said, adding that training was imparted to class 3 students for TOEFL certification with the sole aim of making them attain best communication skills.

In order to prevent the poor families from falling into debt-trap because of the children’s educational pursuits, Government has been implementing programmes like Amma Vodi, Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, Vasathi Deevena and Videshi Vidya Deevena and these schemes has boosted up the self-confidence of the students and their parents across the State, he observed.

"We need to do more in the educational sector like changing the examination system and introducing the IB syllabus at the school level to ensure that our students attain number one positions in their respective fields and become perfect global leaders, " he said.

Stressing that all students should at least complete graduation, the Chief Minister said that reforms had reduced drop-out rate and Government schools reached a stage wherein corporate schools were trying to compete with them.

“Like your maternal uncle, I will do more for you with the blessings of God,” he said, assuring students that the Government would stand by them in pursuing their educational ambitions. Intermediate Education Commissioner MV Seshagiri Babu and Education Minister B. Satyanarayana also addressed the gathering.

Details of awards

The awards consist of cash prizes of Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000, Rs.15,000 and Rs. 3,000 to first rankers in class 10 at state, district, constituency and school level respectively. The second rank was given Rs.75,000, Rs. 30,000, Rs.10,000 and Rs. 2,000 respectively while the third rankers would get Rs. 50, 000, Rs. 15,000, Rs. 5000 and Rs. 1,000.

For rankers in Intermediate courses, Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 15,000 would be given away as cash prizes at State, district and constituency levels respectively. Along with the cash awards, medals and certificates were presented to the awardees.

YS Jagan interacts with top rankers

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacted with the top ranking Class 10 and Intermediate students here on Tuesday and enquired about their welfare during the presentation of Jagananna Animutyalu Awards.

On learning about the family problems of two students, the Chief Minister has shown his generosity and instructed the officials to take necessary action.

A Class 10 girl student told him that her mother has been suffering from lung cancer. The Chief Minister directed the officials to extend necessary medical treatment to the girl’s mother.

Another top ranker informed the Chief Minister that he had become a loner after his care-taker teacher was transferred to a different place. “After the death of my parents, the teacher has been taking care of me, now the teacher has been transferred, there is no one to look after me,” the student informed him.

Moved by the student’s plight, the Chief Minister directed the officials to take necessary steps to take care of him.

He posed for group photos with the top rankers and formally exchanged views with them on the use of IFPs in class rooms. He asked the students to share their opinions with the officials on the use of IFPs and how best they could be benefitted through digital teaching.

Along with the Chief Minister, the rankers watched a specially arranged demonstration on the use of IFPs and learning techniques in augmented reality.

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