Governor Shri Rameshwar Thakur has underlined the need for conducting ‘School Chalen Hum Abhiyan’ with the feeling of people’s movement in order to reach a desired result. The role of public representative is very instrumental as far as success of the campaign is concerned. The Governor Shri Thakur was today launching ‘School Chalen Hum Abhiyan’ at Harrakhedi village 28 km from here. The Governor Shri Thakur welcomed the children by sporting ‘Tilak’ and garlanding before they entered into school. The children were also given text books by the Governor. Education Minister Smt. Archana Chitnis, who presided over the function, also welcomed the children along with local MP Shri Kailash Joshi.Speaking on the occasion, Shri Thakur expressed pleasure over proper implementation of Rights To Education (RTE) Act in Madhya Pradesh. Explaining about the RTE Act in brief, the Governor Shri Thakur said that a youth generation would be capable enough to face the challenges in the country and outside after this campaign undergoes successfully. Shri Thakur said that it is not the responsibility of one person or government to create awareness among the children towards education, but it is duty of each and every person of the society. The Governor Shri Thakur appealed to the guardians to educate their wards by sending them to schools.
School Education Minister Smt. Chitnis threw light on the efforts being made by the State Government in order to reach a desired standard of education by providing facilities. She said that boys are being provided all-required facilities in line with girl-students. Following which, there has been very improvement in the result of exams indeed. MP Shri Kailash Joshi said that role of education is inevitable in the life of human-being as far as development of over-all personality is concerned.
At the outset, the Governor Shri Thakur, School Education Minister and MP Shri Joshi planted saplings on the premises of village school and admired the exhibition installed by Public Relations Department on this occasion. The Governor and School Education Minister distributed cheques of Rs. 400-400 to the students of eighth standard for purchasing uniforms. Besides, an amount of Rs. 2300-2300 was given to each girl and boy-students for the purchase of bicycles. A sum of Rs. 5000-5000 was given as science education incentive amount. Similarly, lens and DVD players were provided to the children with disabilities and cheques of Rs. 25000-25000 to meritorious boy and girl-students for obtaining higher education.
At the function, local MLA Shri Brahmanand Ratnakar, Zila Panchayat President Smt. Mina Goyal, local public representatives, secretary to Governor Shri J.N. Malpani, senior officials, rural people and children in large number were present.