PATNA: Bihar Pradesh Mahila Congress (BPMC) president Vinita Vijoy on Monday asked the party's women cell district presidents to ensure enrolment of at least five poor children per district per month in private schools under the provisions of the Right to Education Act (RTE Act).
Addressing a meeting of the state executive committee of BPMC, she said several private schools in Bihar were still not interested in enrolling the children of BPL families despite clear-cut provision of reservation of 25% seats for underprivileged children. Since women of poor families were not aware of their rights under the RTE Act, they were not going to such public schools to get their children enrolled. Mahila Congress workers must approach such BPL families and ensure enrolment of their children.
In a resolution passed at the meeting, the BPMC leaders hailed the Union government's decision to bestow Bharat Ratna award to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and scientist CN Rao.
In another resolution, Mahila Congress hailed the proposed visits of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Bihar in the next two months. "We also discussed how to ensure maximum mobilization of women at Sonia's proposed rally at Kishanganj in December and Rahul's rally at Patna in January," BPMC vice-president and spokeswoman Veena Karn said.