Golden Jubilee Celebration of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) at the regional level is being observed currently through a week-long travelling photo-exhibition and cultural competitions at Kedriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Jaipur. The main function was held in Delhi earlier which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Lauding the role of KVS, Singh said Kendriya Vidyalayas had been helpful in setting standards in school education in the country. According the organizers of the exhibition in Jaipur, around 11 lakh students are studying in over eleven hundred Kendriya Vidyalayas which are providing quality education by using latest information technology and teaching of foreign languages as a subject. It being projected that with ICT-enabled classrooms have further improved the teaching-learning process in the Kendriya Vidyalayas.
It may recalled that these schools were started to fulfill the need of education of central government employees' children in 1963 with 20 schools which has expanded to 1093 Kendriya Vidyalayas with 25 regional offices and five zonal institutes of educational training all over India.
The golden jubilee celebrations of KVS will continue throughout the country this year through photo-exhibitions in various regions that started on Feb 6 this year with the unveiling of the new KV logo. It is reported that the celebrations will conclude at Hyderabad in December this year along with a photo exhibition and launching of a coffee table book on the progress of KVS in 50 years.