Tripura to Hand Over 20 Schools to ISKCON

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Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Friday said that the Tripura Government has decided to hand over 20 state-run schools including 13 closed institutions to ISKCON to run them.

The 13 schools are closed as they don’t have any student and that there are only 10 studnts in almost 147 government schools.

Addressing a press conference, Nath said, “The council of ministers in its meeting held on Thursday evening decided to hand over 20 schools including the closed 13 schools and seven schools from 147 schools which have maximum 10 students to the authorities of International Society for Krishna Consciousness who agreed to provide quality education in those schools.”

Nath said that the Indian Tribal Care Trust, a wing of ISKCON would run the schools adding that the schools are located in remote and tribal areas of the state.

Nath further stated that the BJP-IPFT government which came to power in the state last year after ousting the Left Front was trying to reform the education system in the state. He also informed that that at first ISKCON opted for 53 schools but they have decided to give them 20 schools for five years of which 7 in West Tripura district, one in Gomati district, two in Khowai district, three in Sepahijala district and seven in South Tripura district would be handed over to them for five years and they promised to impart quality education.  

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