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Mayor bats for education without fear

delhi Updated: Mar 25, 2011 23:25 IST
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Delhi mayor Prithviraj Sawhney on Friday launched an initiative “Learn without Fear” to motivate principals, zonal directors and school inspectors to create and ensure “fear-free environment” in MCD schools.

Asking the participants at a workshop to “keep the rod away” to motivate children to come to school without fear, the mayor said, “There is a need to sensitise teachers and motivate the parents of the students too.”

He also said that over one lakh students in Delhi still don’t go to school and added that efforts are being made to enroll them all in schools by 2013.

According to Dr Mahinder Nagpal, chairman of MCD’s education committee, corporal punishment in schools creates mental stress in students and the parents’ subsequent reaction leads to gradual decline in standards of education.