Wednesday, 21 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The spokesperson of Uttarakhand Congress Garima Dasauni has criticised the proposed merger of Rajiv Gandhi Abhinav Vidyalayas (RGAV) with Atal Utkrisht Vidyalayas (AUV). The education minister of Uttarakhand Arvind Pandey had recently announced that RGAVs would be merged with AUVs.
Dasauni said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi played a stellar role in making 21st century India and he is credited with providing 33 per cent reservation to women in Panchayati Raj bodies and giving voting rights to 18 year old citizens of the country. She said that the BJP government of Uttarakhand has gone down to the lowest level by removing the name of Rajiv Gandhi from the schools named after him. The Congress spokesperson added that it would have been better if more schools were added in the Rajiv Gandhi Abhinav Schools. Dasauni also accused the state government for changing the decision of previous governments in order to garner cheap publicity. She said that the education minister of Uttarakhand has done nothing in the last four and half years and has only engaged in gimmicks. The Congress leader demanded that the education minister should take back his decision to merge RGAVs with AUVs.