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Lucknow's School Chalo Abhiyan from Apr 15

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Lucknow, April 08, 2013
First Published: 18:06 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 18:07 IST(8/4/2013)

The Lucknow district administration would launch a School Chalo Abhiyan from April 15 to May 31 for enrolment of children in primary schools to implement the Right to Education Act (RTE).

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The department of primary education is targeting 100% enrolment of children in the age group of 6-14 years, who are entitled to free and compulsory education under the Act.

Earlier this month, chief secretary Jawed Usmani had issued a government order for launching the campaign in each district.

“The campaign will be run with the aim of enrolling students, especially out-of-school children,” said Uday Veer Singh Yadav, chief development officer, (CDO) Lucknow. The campaign will begin with an awareness rally on April 15. It will start from Asafi Imambara and culminate at Chowk.

The campaign will include door-to-door meetings of teachers and shiksha mitras (para teachers) with parents and children. According to government directives, each school has been told to hold a meeting of its management committee and draw up a detailed plan for the campaign in the first two weeks of April.

Additionally, the management committees have been instructed to get a list of children above the age of five years from the respective Anganwadi workers. This will help them identify such houses in the region, where children of 6-14 years age group are either out of school or irregular in schools.


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