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Education department holds RTE camp in Noida’s Harola village

The one-day camp was organised at a primary school to raise awareness among parents and children

noida Updated: Jun 09, 2017 22:40 IST
Vaibhav Jha
The camp was held by the district education department of Gautam Budh Nagar.
The camp was held by the district education department of Gautam Budh Nagar.

In order to raise awareness regarding Right to Education (RTE) Act among children and parents of economically weaker sections in Gautam Budh Nagar, the district education department held a one-day camp in Noida on Friday.

The camp was organised in the Government Primary School, Harola village in Sector 6 and was attended by Pravesh Yadav, basic education officer, assistant basic education officer Arun Kumar and president of Federation of Noida Residents’ Welfare Association (FONRWA), NP Singh, along with other residents.

The camp was held in order to educate the parents about the Act and how they can get their children enrolled in any private school of Noida. Under RTE, every school has to allot 25% seats to children from economically weaker sections free of cost, including books and uniforms. The cost borne by the school is reimbursed by the state government.

“Dozens of parents from Harola and surrounding villages of Noida attended the event. Our volunteers showed them the process to enrol their children from nursery to class 8 in any private school in Noida under RTE,” said Arun Kumar, assistant basic education officer, GB Nagar.

The initiative was taken after the district magistrate’s office ordered education department officials to ensure that all children in the city avail their right to free basic education.

The education department also distributed pamphlets in schools and surrounding villages of Noida in order to propagate the act.

“We want more and more children from economically weaker sections to come forward and help us in our initiative. Parents should also know about the right to free and quality education under this act,” said Kumar.