NDMC To Rename Schools After Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The civic body, NDMC, runs 31 schools in the city.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has changed the names of its schools from Nagar Palika schools to 'Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya' after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to increase the enrolment. This whole decision to rename the schools were taken early this week to improve "public perception on schools and enhance enrolment", says council.
'We have passed a resolution to change the names of all Nagar Palika schools to Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya from the 2019-20 academic session," NDMC's education director R P Gupta said.
New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi said the council had received multiple requests, seeking that parks and schools be renamed after the late PM.
The following development came days after the Centre-run Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital proposed that its medical institute be called Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.
The institute is currently known as the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The proposal was sent to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan by the college administration Monday.
The South body has also decided to name its under-construction headquarters near Pragati Maidan after Vajpayee.
(Source; IndiaToday Education)
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