'Right to Education' message loud and clear

Initiative

When Mysore district is ranked last in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) an ambitious project of the Centre to give jobs to under privileged, the local body could not have thought of anything better than this project to create awareness among the masses. Also, right to education that has gained momentum with the Centre making it mandatory for all.

The stall of Zilla Panchayat at Dasara Exhibition Grounds forms the theme on these very two issues. The moment one enters the stall, a ghetto set up welcomes them with a petty stall and country tiled houses, and villagers especially women folk busy in household chores. At another side is the school and overhead water tank, mostly seen in every village.

The highlight this time is- the model of water tank and government lower primary school in Turaganur from where the incumbent ZP president Suneetha Veerappa Gowda hails from. Models of school students- boys and girls in uniform and holding bags according to their whims and fancy makes the set up complete.

Move inside, the visitors will be introduced to daily wage labourers. No wonder if one mistakes it for a forest with abundant greenery recreated.

Farmers- made of models again involved in different activities-digging, loading and unloading sand depict MGNREGA programme.  

Anand Murthy, the artiste  and creator of the stall said it took a month for recreating the theme- Education our right. A separate counter of -education our right- sends the message loud and clear. Even the air inside is filled with education related songs, with regular playing of Kannada songs on education. Another way to create awareness about- right to education, adds Murthy.

A recreation of bicycles for high school girls, another ambitious programme of the State Government forms the facade, suffice to draw the visitors to the expo to the stall, claims Anand Murthy.

Next time, if you visit the exhibition, make time for the particular stall, it may be worth a visit.

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