Right to Education
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), which was passed by the Indian parliament on 4 August 2009, describes the modalities of the provision of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act provides every child to have eight years of elementary education in an age appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his/her neighbourhood. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasized that it is important for the country that if we nurture our children and young people with the right education, India’s future as a strong and prosperous country is secure.
(Prime Minister’s video link here)
With regard to the Right to Education Act, The Prime Ministers has called to action every school and citizen. The Riverside School has embraced the spirit of the Act and is thrilled to open its heart, mind and campus to 5 children (25% of the intake) starting from the 2011-12 academic year. This is an ‘inclusive’ programme and NOT an after school or remedial programme.
We believe that this step towards inclusiveness will add to the school’s diversity and will increase the holistic learning for all – children from more fortunate backgrounds, teachers – everyone!
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