Nusrat Jahan speaks on the demand for construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya in her constituency


Good afternoon, Speaker Sir. This is my first speech in the Parliament. Sir, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to raise a matter of urgent public importance. There has been a long standing demand to construct and start a Kendriya Vidyalaya within my Basirhat Parliamentary Constituency. There is no doubt that the Kendriya Vidyalayas are playing a pivotal role in imparting quality education in the country with uniform curriculum. And the performance of these schools are really appreciable.

Sir, I would request the Government to kindly expedite the setting up of a Kendriya Vidyalaya in my Basirhat Parliamentary Constituency of West Bengal.

Sir, Basirhat is in the border area where central employees are on vigil all through, 24X7. Moreover there are thousands of ex-servicemen and their families residing in and around Basirhat. Sir, within the 60 km radius there is no Kendriya Vidyalaya. The entire part of my constituency is backward with 86.81% of rural people and 13.19% of urban population. The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe ratio is 25.34% and 6.56% respectively and people residing here cannot afford to send their children to private schools because of their minimal income. 

Sir, I would really request the government to kindly expedite the setting up of a Kendriya Vidyalaya and start the session from the next academic year. It’s of utmost importance.

Thank you, Sir.