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888 out-of-school children identified for admissions in Sangrur

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2013 23:18 IST
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On the basis of a special survey, the district education department has identified 888 out-of-school children for admission to government schools and special training centres across Sangrur.

Deputy commissioner Kumar Rahul said on Monday that out of the 888 children identified so far, 71 children had already been admitted to various schools, while 142 would be given special training at inclusive education for disabled centres before being enrolled in schools.

The DC said that 63 girl children who had left school would be sent to Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) hostels, while 613 students would be imparted education in special training centres.

There are KGBV hostels at Sunam, Moonak, Lehragaga and Malerkotla in in Sangrur district.

Last year, 933 children were identified, out which 859 students have been enrolled in schools from the current academic session after their training in 104 special centres.

In the special training centres, dropouts in the age group of 7-14 would be provided basic education so that they do not face problems later while mixing with students of government schools.

"The government has made special arrangements to provide them free books and uniforms. They will also be provided a sum of Rs 250 per annum for stationery. Last year, the district received a grant of Rs 29.50 lakh from the government for the purpose," said the DC.