BJP-led Tripura govt set to allow ISKCON to run 20 state schools
Tripura government has decided to hand over 20 state-run schools including 13 closed institutions to ISKCON to run them, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said on Friday.
The 13 schools are closed as they don't have any student. In 147 other government schools there are a maximum of only 10 students, he said.
"The council of ministers in its meeting held on Thursday evening decided to hand over 20 schools including the closed 13 schools and seven schools from 147 schools, which have maximum 10 students to the authorities of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), who agreed to provide quality education in those schools", Nath told a press conference.
'Indian Tribal Care Trust', a wing of ISKCON would run the schools, Nath said, adding the schools are located in remote and tribal areas of the state.
The minister said the BJP-IPFT government which came to power in the state last year after ousting the Left Front was trying to reform the education system in the state.