Make ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ campaign effective: UP govt

Lucknow, June 24 (Dumanimial) Emphasising the importance of school education for children, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has directed the officials to ensure that no child is left behind.

Pointing out that education gives the right direction to the society and lays the foundation of a developed and empowered country, while addressing a meeting, the CM said, “Make sure ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ campaign is made effective. Children from each and every family must go to school on a regular basis.”

He also appealed to the parents to make sure they send their children to school in uniform only.

Yogi-led Uttar Pradesh Government targets to connect 2 crore children aged 6- 14 years with the ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ in the academic year 2022-23. Currently, there are 1.88 crore children successfully enrolled and studying in 1.3 lakh schools in 75 districts of the state.

Under the School Chalo campaign, the teachers are conducting household surveys across the state to increase enrollment. Along with that, enrollment of child labourers was done under the campaign.

Notably, as per the comparative study of the Basic education department, in the year 2016-17, about 1.52 crore students were enrolled in the primary and secondary schools. After Yogi Adityanath took charge in Uttar Pradesh, the number of students going to school has increased to 1.88 crore.