Monday, May 2, 2011


New Delhi May 1

By K.M.Shareef

Popular Front of India units across the nation starts its two months long, “School Chalo
“Go to School” Campaign from now in order to ensure that all boys and girls go to school
from primary to secondary levels. During the months of May and June,  the
school admission period in most of the states, Popular Front cadres, and units will be engaged in
field work for taking all children of their localities to school.

Various programmes like poster publicity, household student search surveys, assistance
in enrolling children in school and readmission of drop outs, distribution of school
kits, scholarship schemes and parent awareness classes will be undertaken at the local
level. The project will be more concentrated in educationally backward areas. The state
committees of of the organisation will identify certain villages for continuous follow
up works to develop them as “Sarva Shiksha Gram”. In order to ensure that poor and
meritorious students are not dropped out from school, local sponsors will be asked
to “Adopt a Child” till the end of his/her education.

Though the Right to Education Act has made education of every child between 6 and
14 a fundamental right, it still remain as yet another unfulfilled promise. Instead of
depending on the bureaucracy alone, both the central and state governments should
support the efforts of voluntary organizations in order to fulfill this constitutional

Popular Front calls upon the minority organizations and leaders to ensure that nobody is
left out from school in their localities. Popular Front has been undertaking School Chalo
project during school admission period since the last few years and our humble grass
root level efforts have produced tangible results. We request all well wishers, social
activists, local community leaders and philanthropists to extend cooperation to this timely

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