Bengaluru: Universities, Legislators and other dignitaries have proposed to adopt 1,414 schools across the State for developing them under the government’s Government School adoption plan.

According to Professor MR Doreswamy, who heads the Government’s Advisory Committee on Educational Reforms, there has been a good response for adopting Government Schools.

Pointing out that several cinema personalities, IT/BT companies, Private Universities, Media Houses and other donors too have come forward for school adoption, Doreswamy said that based on the recommendations of the  Advisory Committee, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa had announced in the Budget that all Legislators would adopt Government Schools under their Local Area Development Fund.

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Later, many MPs, Legislators from both Houses and other dignitaries have assured to adopt more than a thousand schools collectively.

While MPs have already adopted 135 schools, the MLCs have adopted 213 schools and other Legislators have promised to adopt at least 5 to 10 schools each.

The Chief Minister himself has adopted 10 schools, while the three Deputy CMs have adopted five schools each and 21 Government-run and Private Universities have adopted 10 schools each.

200 Software firms have been appealed to adopt 100 schools each. The adopting companies/organisations/ individuals/ corporate houses must take necessary measures for providing necessary infrastructure such as furniture, classrooms, library, computers, building repairs etc.