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Relief in sight for street children, govt to set up 3 hostels

india Updated: Jan 19, 2012 01:24 IST
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Four residential hostels will be set up for the homeless and street children at Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula.

These hostels will be made functional from the next academic session under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), education minister Geeta Bhukkal said in a release on Tuesday.

The government is spending a sum of over Rs 1197.67 crore under SSA during the present financial year to achieve the objective of universalisation of quality elementary education and implement the Right to Education Act in the state, she said.

The state government has also constituted a general council of the Haryana Prathmik Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HPSPP) and an executive committee under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).

Bhukkal said on Tuesday that chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would be the president of the general council while she would serve as vice-president.

Other members of the council would include chief secretary, financial commissioners and principal secretaries departments of finance, planning, rural development and panchayat, welfare of SCs and BCs, women and child development, health and family welfare and local bodies and commissioner and director general secondary education.