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Dakshina Kannada district vows to implement RTE Act

Dakshina Kannada district vows to implement RTE Act

Vinobha K T, TNN Jul 3, 2012, 08.03PM IST

MANGALORE: Dakshina Kannada district has vowed to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act through various activities involving community members in the affairs of the school.
As an initial step, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Assembly deputy speaker N Yogish Bhat, MLAs, zilla panchayat president KT Shailaja Bhat, CEO KN Vijayaprakash, people's representatives of all rural and urban local bodies, officials of the education department and community members in the district will pledge on July 5 that they will strive to ensure right to education to every children as per the Act.

Zilla panchayat CEO Vijayaprakash told TOI that they have plans to organise a series of programmes in schools as part of 'Shalegagi Navu Neevu', an initiative of the department of Primary and Secondary Education. "An education jatha will be organised in all schools across the district on July 4. Each school in the district will provide information on activities being carried out in their respective schools to improve the quality of education. Meanwhile, gram panchayats will issue white papers on the status of each school in the village and action to be taken to improve the condition of schools, he added.
'Right to Education information walls' will be created in all government, aided and unaided schools in the district to display details on RTE Act, responsibilities of parents, teachers and gram panchayat. The same walls will be unveiled on the occasion of the inaugural of Shalegagi Navu Neevu programme on July 5, Vijayaprakash said adding that block-level and district-level monitoring teams will visit schools between July 6 to July 31 and check the progress.

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