Monday, April 4, 2016

Observance of RTE Day

RTE day, is not a day to cherish or celebrate rather a day to gather and discuss about the progress, drawbacks, ups and downs in implementation of the act and to share experience of Parents to other members of the taskforce.
 RTE taskforce observed the day on 1st of April, 2016 at Jain college auditorium, Bengaluru.

      Dignitaries on Dias- Ms. Anjali Rammanna, renowned Lawyer, Mr. Vasudeva Sharma, Executive Director, CRT,   Mr. Mariswamy, Member, KSCPCR, Lion Balakrishna, President, DSS

 During the observance Mr. Y Mariswamy, member KSCPCR opined that it is the need of the hour to amend the act which gives way to free education till 18 years of age which is currently caped to 14 years. At the same time budgetary allocation for education should be raised to 25% as against currently prevailing 10% to ensure quality education. He also opined that 25 % reservation is a boon to under privileged and backward  community children as it breaks the barriers of discrimination and gives access to education.

 Children especially Girls quit the schools owing to lack of Toilets, portable drinking water, lack of transportation facilities and other basic infrastructural facilities which is humiliating to note said Anjali Ramanna , renowned Lawyer and a Social worker

Individuals who worked for the cause like   Mr. Narayana Swamy, a Head Master from Bengaluru Rural, Mrs. Sabeena Parveen, a volunteer and Mr. Kempegowda, a volunteer who worked towards proper implementation of RTE act in their vicinity

RTE taskforce active member, parent  Mr. Suresh Kumar welcomed the gathering and briefly shared about the activities that are undertaken by of taskforce, hurdles faced while in action etc.  Later parents spoke about the problems they faced before and after the admissions, how they over came the problems, initiatives taken by them to popularise the act and reservation etc.


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