|The Wheel of Progress goes on for Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya in Sambalpur
The Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya as an institution aims to bring parity in the education sector of the state and provide educational resources for free to children from different regions of the state. The establishment and running of these OAVs is monitored and reviewed by the top officials of the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan. The top officials of the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan often go on block and district visits to take an onsite review of the progress and functioning of an Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya. One such visit was undertaken by the Honourable Adviser of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo and Project Director of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Mr. Lingraj Panda recently. On 7 March 2021, Dr. Sahoo and Mr. Panda went on a joint visit to the Sambalpur district. They visited the construction site of OAV Maneswar Block & OAV Dhankauda Block and OAV functional school at Rengali & Bamara. During their visits to the block Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas, they also interacted with the principals, teachers and officials of the institutions. Their interactions with the staff at the institutions gave them a deeper insight and understanding into the progress that has been made in Sambalpur under the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya initiative and the problems that need to be resolved for their smooth functioning in the future. Dr. Sahoo and Mr. Panda also visited the Rengali test centre and interacted with the parents and students who came to appear the entrance test for induction into OAVs at the centre. They connected with the young students and encouraged them to do well in the entrance test. The visit concluded on 8 March, 2021 with a review meeting chaired by Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo which was held at the Collectorate with Collector Subham Saxena, IAS, Sub Collector, DEO, all BEOs, BDOs, all Principals of OAVs of Sambalpur, representatives from Works, RD and RWSS Depts in attendance. The overall review of the pace of establishing OAVs in the Sambalpur district was taken in the meeting. A discussion on the upgrade of educational infrastructure and sports facilities and the improvement of teaching and learning methods at the district Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas was also on the agenda of the meeting.