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Vidya Rath: School On Wheels For Economically Challenged Children Flagged Off

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A chunk of children still outside ambit of formal education, admits CM


HT Bureau

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GUWAHATI, Aug 16: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice R.M. Chhaya on Monday launched Vidya Rath – School on Wheels, a project aimed at imparting elementary education to economically challenged children of the society at a function held at the premises of Gauhati High court here.

It may be noted that the project ‘Vidya Rath: School on Wheels’ envisaged providing access of underprivileged children to elementary education for 10 months. After 10 months, the children will be integrated into the conventional system of education. Under the project students will be given free mid-day meals, uniforms and textbooks.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said, “There cannot have been a more auspicious occasion for launching this noble cause than the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav when we are celebrating 75 years of our Independence. I sincerely hope that this project will be really helpful in bringing our children who have hitherto remain outside the ambit of formal education.”

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He on this occasion, expressed his gratitude to the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court for playing a crucial role to implement the project in Assam. He said that in 75 years since Independence, India has achieved several momentous feats.

He, however said, “India of our dreams cannot be achieved without the uplift of the socio- economically disadvantaged sections. Therefore, the project Vidya Rath: School on wheels launched, will go a long way in imparting education to the economically challenged children and help them to empower academically.”

He admitted that in spite of the efforts of the Central and State governments for educating everybody, still a chunk of the children are outside the ambit of formal education.

He also presented books, school uniforms to some students.

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Justice Chhaya, Executive Chairman, Assam State Legal Services Authority Justice N. Koteswar Singh also spoke on the occasion. Hon’ble Chairman, Gauhati High Court Legal Services Committee Justice Suman Shyam and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.




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