Bhopal, June 22 : The second phase of ‘School Chale Hum’ campaign will be conducted from June 23 to July 15. The first phase of the campaign was held between April 1 and 15. This information was given by School Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis here today.
Smt. Archana Chitnis said that under the campaign, process will be undertaken to bring all the children to schools in accordance with Right to Education Act. Besides, mapping of education facility availability will also be undertaken during this period. The campaign’s objective is to ensure registration of all children up to the age of 14 in schools.
Under the campaign, survey of children from 0 to 14 years of age will be undertaken from June 23 to July 10, workshops will be organised at divisional level from July 5 to 10 and Shiksha Sabha (educational conference) will be held on July 14, where parents will be administered a pledge to send their children to school regularly.
Smt. Chitnis informed that from now onwards records of children from 0 to 14 years of age will be maintained by local bodies. Booklets containing amended forms has been sent to all the districts. In the rural areas, Education Registers will be prepared on the basis of information collected from villages/habitats while in the urban areas pooling booth centre-wise Education Registers will be compiled. During the survey under Right to Education Act, the children still not going to school will be admitted to school in the classes as per their age and arrangement for their special training will be made.
According to Smt. Archana Chitnis, the objective of this campaign is also to ensure implementation of provisions of Right to Education Act which includes admission of 25 per cent poor children to private schools. She informed that Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and she herself have written letters of ministers incharge of districts, Zila Panchayat and Janpad Panchayat presidents, MPs, MLAs, Mayors and Chairpersons of Municipal Corporations and presidents of Nagar Palikas for making the campaign successful. Chief Secretary Shri Avani Vaish has also sent letters to divisional commissioners for ensuring the campaign’s success. The Urban Administration and Development Department has sent letters to commissioners of municipal corporations while Commissioner Rajya Shiksha Kendra has instructed staff of Jan Abhiyan Parishad and related non-government organisations for the success of the campaign. The Women and Child Development Department has also asked its district level officers to undertake intensive monitoring and ensure the campaign’s success.