‘Pravasi Utsav’ campaign launched to get children admitted in schools in Bihar

‘Pravasi Utsav’ campaign launched to get children admitted in schools in Bihar

PATNA: In view of the coronovirus epidemic, there is a program to restart schools from class 1 to 5 in Bihar from March 1. The Bihar government also plans to launch a ‘Pravasi Utsav’ to enroll students in schools. Under this campaign, special efforts will be made to enroll students from classes 1 to 9.

The objective of the campaign is that there should be no children left in the state who do not get school education. Apart from the education department of the state, the rural development department and the social welfare department have also been deployed for this campaign.

An official of the Education Department said that a letter has been sent to all the District Magistrates (DMs) regarding the ‘Jilotsav’ campaign. The letter stated that schools have been continuously closed since 2020 due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. Due to this, children’s education and studies have been disrupted.

It has now been decided to run a three-month catch-up course from the first week of April during the academic session 2020-21, to shorten the educational content of the earlier classes.

To start a catch-up course, it is necessary that all students already registered and students who did not attend school be admitted back to school.

An education department official said that to achieve this objective, a ‘Pravasi-Special Enrollment Campaign’ will be launched between 8 and 20 March for the enrollment of children from one to eighth and ninth grades this year. For this, Principal Secretary of Rural Development Department and Education Department and Additional Chief Secretary of Social Welfare Department have issued instructions to all District Collectors.

He said that under this campaign, all schools will be decorated and parents will be welcomed and welcomed. Schools will conduct a students march on 8 March and enrollment work in schools will begin on 10 March.

Officials say that community support will be taken to ensure 100 percent success of this campaign. Apart from school march past, Kala Jatha will reach every village and social media campaigns will also be conducted to spread awareness among parents. The education officer said that this campaign will also be monitored.

Under this campaign, the principals of the school will also ensure the coordination of education workers, Anganwadi workers and livelihood groups. For this, a committee will be set up under the chairmanship of the District Education Officer.

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