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Haryana government all set to make RTE a reality

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 20, 2013
First Published: 19:43 IST(20/3/2013) | Last Updated: 19:44 IST(20/3/2013)

To bring each and every child to school and make 'Right to Education' a reality, the state government has decided to launch a massive enrolment drive 'pravesh utsav' in state from March 24 onwards.


Informing this, education minister Geeta Bhukkal said that chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would launch the programme on March 24 at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Tohana, Fatehabad, while the programme would simultaneously be conducted at all government schools in state on the same day.

Divulging details, Bhukkal said, “The objective of the programme is to ensure 100% enrolment of children in Class 1 and 100% transition from Class 5 to 6, 8 to 9 and 9 to 11.”

Each child admitted would be provided an entitlement card called 'shiksha-setu', which would give child's entitlements ranging from physical and financial to 'learning entitlements'. In addition, it would give other relevant information related to school calendar, exams and parental duties.

She said all classes would begin with a child-friendly 'class readiness programme' of 45 days, where any learning gaps of child would be identified with and addressed in a comprehensive manner.

She added that the programme would end with measuring success achieved and thus a special programme would be held to award those performing well.

All achievers including teachers, school heads, and school management committees, block and district officials would be suitably awarded at a state-level function to be held in May, she added.

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