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Uttar Pradesh to launch ‘Khoob Padho Aage Badho’ campaign from July1

In the campaign, the government would also distribute designer dresses to students of classes 1 to 8 in government and government- aided schools.

lucknow Updated: Jun 23, 2017 13:22 IST
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Drive to ensure every child goes to school, CM honours 147 meritorious students.
Drive to ensure every child goes to school, CM honours 147 meritorious students.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)

The state government is all set to launch a 15-day campaign – ‘Khoob Padho Aage Badho’ – from July 1 to make sure every child goes to school.

In this campaign, the government would also distribute designer dresses to students of classes 1 to 8 in government and government- aided schools.

These dresses have been designed specially to replace the age-old khaki uniform, which is in use till date. Students would also get shoes and text books.

“A 15-day campaign ‘Khoob Padho Aage Badho’ will be launched from July 1 to ensure that every child is enrolled in school,” said chief minister Yogi Adityanath, while addressing the gathering at a ceremony to award meritorious students of class 10 and 12 at Lok Bhawan.

The chief minister expressed pleasure that out of 147 meritorious students selected for the Rani Lakshmi Bai Award, 99 were girls.

“Girls are leaving behind boys in every field. Even in such a scenario people are indulging in female foeticide and girls are not being allowed to go to school,” he said.

“I am happy that most of the awardees are girls,” added the CM.

On the occasion, Yogi Adityanath also advised students that there was no shortcut to success.

Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma assured that the transfer policy of teachers (of government schools) would be made easy and all their problems would be resolved so that they could concentrate of imparting education.

He also assured that a policy would be formulated to regulate fees in private schools to ease burden on parents.

“We will make sure that there are 220 teaching days in schools. Of these, 200 will be for regular classes and 20 days will be reserved for revision,” added Sharma.

The deputy chief minister also pointed out that there would soon be 166 new Deen Dayal Upadhyay schools in the state.