Telangana Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy today distributed 25 kg of fine rice to the teachers of private schools living in the Attapur area of the Rajendra Nagar constituency.
This was part of the TRS government's effort to extend help
to the employees of recognised private schools, who have been left high and dry after the closure of educational institutions due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, on humanitarian grounds.
Under the program, 25kgs of fine rice and monthly aid of Rs 2,000 are being provided to an estimated 1.45 lakh teaching and non-teaching private school employees.
Speaking after the program, the minister told the media that the state government was working to slowly extend similar aid to all the private school employees of the state.
"Apart from distributing rice to the teachers, we are also extending monetary help to them. The officials of the education department have already deposited Rs 22.5 crore into the bank accounts of the eligible beneficiaries as part of this effort. The private school employees will be given Rs 2,000 every month till the schools in the state reopen. I would like to thank Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for this important intervention," she added.
Local MLA Prakash Goud and many private teachers also took part in the program.
A similar distribution program was held at Adilabad as well. Adilabad Municipal chairperson Jogu Premender oversaw the distribution of rice.
District education officer Ravinder Reddy was also present during the program.