Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal has inaugurated 15 newly constructed buildings of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) on October 11, 2019. The minister laid foundation stones of 6 KVs through Video Conferencing from New Delhi. The KVs are located in 13 states and Union Territories.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), the organization which oversees the functioning of KVs, has stated that this is the first time that new buildings in such a large number are being inaugurated by the HRD Minister. More than 22 thousand students will be benefitted with this huge completion of work having an approximate cost investment of 398 crores.
KVs have been established to cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Government employees including Defense and Para-Military personnel by providing a common program of education. There are 1,225 KVs, which follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus, currently catering to the educational needs of 12, 92,767 students across India.