BHAWANIPATNA: After initial hiccups, the proposed Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) at Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district, sanctioned by Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) on April 1, will be a reality soon. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) officials have written to the district administration to allot land for the purpose.
As per the sanction letter issued to the Chief Secretary by the KVS, 10 acres of land are required to set up the school. If the required land is not transferred in favour of KVS within one year from the date of sanction, the approval will be withdrawn, the letter stated.
Although the district administration had selected the land in Bagad village near Dharamgarh and intimated the KVS, the land transfer could not materialise as the KVS authorities did not complete necessary paper work.
Meanwhile, the MP Arkakesari Deo along with secretary of Parents Teacher Association of Bhawanipatna KV Anil Kumar Nanda had a meeting with the HRD Minister and Deputy Commissioner of KVS at New Delhi and apprised them of the issue.
On August 26, the KVS submitted an application to the Tehsildar of Dharamgarh for settlement of the land.
Deo said the action taken by KVS has generated hope among the parents in the area that the school will take shape shortly.
The HRD Minister Smriti Irani was requested for early opening of the school and filling up the vacancies in Bhawanipatna KV, he added.