The government of Himachal Pradesh has for all time worked hard
for improving the level of education of the students. It is owing
to the labors of the government that there is barely any village
left devoid of a primary school.
as to bestow better education facilities to the students in these
primary schools, 'Saraswati Baal Vidya Sankalp Scheme' has been
initiated. Under this scheme each primary school shall be facilitated
with three concrete rooms. Number of schools have been provided
funds under this scheme. To meet the scarcity of teaching staff
in the far- off areas, Volunteer Teachers have been signed up.
Moreover, volunteers who completed five years of service have
been made permanent. JBT teachers have also been appointed and
new schools have been opened up.
In order that poor students are not rundown of right to education
after metric due to lack of means, they have been entitled to
various scholarship schemes. Every year a huge amount is given
as scholarships. Students belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled
tribe, backward class and IRDP (Indian Rural Development Programme)
are given free education and provided with books till tenth class.
Students from scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and backward class
are facilitated with 'Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatra Scholarship'
scheme. Under this scheme students of eleventh & twelfth classes
are rewarded Rs.10000 as scholarship.
Girls belonging to the sweeper class are also provided with a
scholarship of Rs. 9000 per year for studies after metric under
'Maharishi Valmiki Scholarship Scheme'. A scheme has been initiated
to provide education to the students of tribal areas. Government
is also providing computer education in almost all the government
schools in the valley. Efficient Teachers have been appointed
for this purpose.
All these efforts of the local government have gone into making
Kullu a completely literate district and thus helping Himachal
Pradesh in emerging as the second most literate state of the country.