Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launches state-wide enrollment drive in Gujarat. Therefore, ‘Kanya Kelavani Rath Yatra’, in the state.
Luckily, the drive brought to enrolment of 1, 49,739 children, in the age group of 5+, for school admission in on the very first-day of the three-day long event which was yesterday.
The inaugural of the function was attended by Gujarat Education Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, and Minister of State (Education) Nanubhai Vanani besides the other public.
Out of the total 1, 49,739 students who were enrolled for std. 1st, 73,498 were girls and were 76,248 boys. The magnitude of success of the programme was reflected by the fact that donations in cash and kinds worth of Rs. 5, 77, 07,473/- approximately were received by schools from local donors.
In the surrounding villages, where the literacy rates are lower in the female, the charge is taken by the officers of IAS, IPS, IFS and Secretariat cadres and Education Department.
Every officer has been given the responsibility to visit at least five schools daily.
The motive of the move is to make students feel that school is a fun and enjoyable place. A traditional tilak was placed on foreheads of the enrolled students and they were given sweets and confectionery.
The members of School Management Committee (SMC) pledged their total commitment and support for 100% enrollment and retention of children, especially girls, in primary schools. Donors presented the school bags, slates, pens, pencils, textbooks, notebooks, uniform and other educational necessity to newly enrolled children. Under ‘Vidyalaxmi Yojana’, the girls enrolled in Std.1 from the villages having low female literacy rate were given Naramada Bonds worth of Rs.2000/- each, money for which was also collected through local donations.