A new co-educational residential school has been inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit at Issapur near Najafgarh in South Delhi.
The school is meant for children who belong to scheduled and backward classes and caste, minorities and orphaned children. The school is supported by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneshwar.
Speaking at the inauguration, Dixit said, "Our government is committed to uplift the poor and under-privileged sections of the society in order to bring them at par with others."
She added, "The government would ensure that there is no case of dropout and there is 100 percent success in the examination. Further, the students would also be imparted vocational and sports training."
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences is already running a school exclusively for tribal children at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The school has started classes from the first to third standards at present and would be gradually upgraded to Class XII in future.