The LG asked the officials to develop a dedicated herbal garden on the lines of ‘Arogya Van’ and various other gardens developed at the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Gujarat that houses thousands of ornamental flowers and a variety of rare and exquisite medicinal herbs.
New Delhi: Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Sunday visited the “Garden of Five Senses” and took the stock of the redevelopment work planned at the garden.
According to the statement released by the LG office, Saxena walked through the 25-acre garden. Upon being informed that the redevelopment work was targeted to be completed by October 2024, the LG instructed the officials to expedite the work and complete the same within six months.
“The proposed redevelopment work includes providing easy access to the Garden, creating public amenities, e-carts and art installations, landscape upgradation, solar powered electric installations, new water harvesting system, modernized garbage disposal, online ticketing, and CCTV surveillance within the premises,” it said.
“While appreciating the unique concept and aesthetic appeal of the Garden which is catering to Delhi’s need for leisure and recreational public spaces, Saxena directed the officials to create better public utilities, at the earliest, so as to cause least inconvenience to the visitors,” the statement said.
“The LG also asked the officials to develop a dedicated herbal garden on the lines of ‘Arogya Van’ and various other gardens developed at the Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Gujarat that houses thousands of ornamental flowers and a variety of rare and exquisite medicinal herbs,” it said.
“With the abundance of flora in the garden and its surroundings, the LG also instructed setting up an apiary at the garden that would be a new learning experience for the school children while also creating awareness about beekeeping and its significance to the ecosystem,” it stated.
Meanwhile, In order to upgrade teaching, technological and physical infrastructure in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) schools, 25 schools have been identified as a pilot project, authorities said.
As per the statement issued by the Raj Niwas office, Vinai Kumar Saxena on Saturday visited Nagar Nigam Partibha Vidyalaya in H-Block, Ashok Vihar, along with top officials of the MCD.
This visit was to carry forward his “agenda of taking the MCD and the institutions under it to newer heights in a mission mode,” it said.
Addressing the teachers and staff present on the occasion, the LG promised to make schools run by the MCD to “highest standards by providing the best teaching, technological and physical infrastructure to them”.
“For this purpose, as a pilot, 25 schools have already been identified and work will be started there at the earliest. The same would gradually be undertaken in all other remaining schools run by MCD,” Saxena was quoted as saying in the statement.
The LG assured teachers that he will do everything possible to provide them with an enabling work atmosphere and exhorted them to put in their best by remaining consistently updated and proactive so that their students are shaped mentally as well as academically at par with the best among their peers.
Saxena, who also took a round of the school premises, while appreciating the general upkeep and maintenance, instructed that cleanliness be ensured on a daily basis, broken classroom furniture be replaced and the library be updated with the latest relevant resources, the statement said.