Campaign on RTE to be launched today
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi: The year-long 'Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan' Right to Education (RTE) campaign will be launched on Friday with an appeal from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to students to study hard for achieving success in life.
The PM’s message will be read out in all 13 lakh schools across the country, a copy of which has been sent to the headmasters. The day will also be celebrated as 'National Education Day'.
His message is likely to touch upon great personalities who by their dint of hard work became distinguished personalities in public life, a HRD Ministry official said.
"The Prime Minister's message could also throw light on the difficulties and challenges he had to face during his schools days in his village to acquire education," the official said. Singh has on several occasions recollected his days as a student in his village school at Gah Begal in Chakwal district of Punjab province -- now in Pakistan -- which had no electricity and pukka roads.
The official said the Prime Minister is also expected to commit his government's support to enhancing quality of education and extending every opportunities to the children to realise their dreams and aspirations.
He said the country-wide campaign, which aims at creating awareness among people about Right to Education and their entitlement to free and compulsory education, will be launched by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal at Nuh in the backward Mewat district of Harayana. The PM’s message will also be read out at the function.
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