"Each one of us has got an emotional attachment to the school we have studied. In some way or other we want to be connected to our school. Small or big, we want to contribute to the development of our school. In this context, I announce MO SCHOOL campaign. This campaign will promote and facilitate volunteerism to give back to our alma maters", he said.
"Many of you want to donate something to your school, put up a science lab or library, provide scholarships, volunteer your time to teach students and promote sports in schools," he added.
According to the Chief Minister, "Mo School campaign will facilitate all of this- it will provide a platform where you connect to your childhood memory and be a part of the change you want to see in your schools".
Further, he also said that: "I commit that whatever is contributed in terms of funds for developing our schools, the state will contribute double the amount. I announce an initial corpus of Rupees one hundred crore for this initiative".
According to the Chief Minister best three school of every block will get a cash award of rupees one lakh each, which will be distributed among the teachers.
"Odisha has reached a certain level in most indicators of development .Education will take us its next defining moment and level. If you look at the history of civilisation, the greatest transformation has come about with education. Progress of nations in the world has shown that nurturing children and empowering them through education has played the single most transformative role in taking them to the next level. With our focus on quality education, we can take our state to the next level. This can happen when all of us join together in a movement," he said in a Facebook post.
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