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RTE Forum to spread wings in state

RTE Forum to spread wings in state

Vinobha K T, TNN Jul 13, 2012, 04.13AM IST
MANGALORE: RTE Forum, a national-level platform of people's organizations working towards effectively mobilizing the community to ensure the implementation of the Right to Education Act, (RTE) 2009,is planning to expand its activities in the state.
The forum, which is an informal alliance of various organizations like Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL), Child Rights and You (CRY), UNICEF, UNESCO and others, has already begun its work in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

CACL activist Udaya Kumar told TOI that a preliminary meeting to chalk out plans to set up the state branch of the forum will be held in Bangalore on Friday.
"NGOs and all stakeholders will take part in the meet and about 300-400 organizations are expected to join hands for the initiative," he added.
According to educationist Renni D'Souza the forum is a collective national initiative of civil society. "The major role of the forum is to defend its ideological stance on a host of issues related to education. The forum seeks to address issues related RTE implementation at different levels. It works towards demanding the governments upgrade all government schools on par with the standards of Kendriya Vidyalayas. This is the first step towards building a national system which ensures quality education to all children," he said.

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