Under the PM SHRI (Shikshak RupantarInnovation) schools scheme, nearly 1,000 schools in Uttar Pradesh have been upgraded and modernized. Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched these schools in Lucknow. In the first phase of the scheme, 928 government schools, including 81 Kendriya/JawaharNavodaya Vidyalayas, are being covered. A total of 1753 schools have been selected for upgrading throughout the state. The focus of the scheme is on enhancing school infrastructure, including Baalvatika, smart classrooms, science laboratories, digital libraries, and sports facilities, leading to the development of integrated campuses for holistic education. Minister Pradhan emphasized the significance of Uttar Pradesh in achieving the goal of Viksit Bharat by 2047, considering that nearly 20% of the country's 26 crore students come from the state. He also highlighted the potential of NEP 2020 as a philosophical document with the capability to lead globally.