B'day celebrations for Jharkhand kids
The birthdays of poor children will soon be celebrated in Jharkhand government schools - a move to make them feel cared for and also attract more kids to school.
"The birthday celebration will help the students in many ways," said Bandhu Tirkey, state human resource development (HRD) minister.
He said: "The birthday celebration will create a bond among the students. The idea is to build confidence among the poor students. Poor students rarely celebrate their birthdays and the introduction of birthday celebration will give a feeling that they are cared for."
The birthdays will be short listed from the admission list. The school will announce the all birthdays at morning assembly and distribute chocolates.
"Funds will not be a problem," the minister assured.
"In Jharkhand around 300,000 children aged between 6 and 14 are out of schools. This move will bring them back to school."