The School on Wheels project aims to provide underprivileged children with access to elementary education for 10 months.
“Vidya Rath- School on Wheels” project will be helpful in empowering economically challenged children academically, said Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday (August 15). At a function held at the premises of Gauhati High Court here, Sarma along with Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice RM Chhaya launched Vidya Rath- School on Wheels, a project aimed at imparting elementary education to economically faced children of the society.
The project Vidya Rath- School on Wheels, which is aimed at providing underprivileged children with access to elementary education for 10 months, may be noted.
The children will be integrated into the conventional system of education after 10 months.
Students will be given free mid-day meals, uniforms and textbooks under the project.”It is especially fitting to launch this cause on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav as we celebrate 75 years of our independence,” said the Chief Minister. I hope that this project will help bring our children who remain outside the ambit of formal education into the fold.
On this occasion, he expressed his gratitude to the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court for playing a crucial role in implementing the project in Assam. He said that India has achieved several momentous feats in the 75 years since Independence. The country achieved remarkable progress in science and technology, medical science, space missions, and other fields.
“Our children are the future of the nation,” the Chief Minister said.It is extremely painful to see many of our children, who should be in schools, framing the foundations for a bright future, are instead engaged in begging in the streets, bus stops, railway stations or picking up garbage, and bottles. It is disheartening to see many of our children drop out of school due to their families’ financial condition and turn to substance abuse.