'Education rights adalat to be made mandatory'

The state-level education rights adalat will be made mandatory soon, promised Krupa Amar Alva, chairperson of the State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights.

Speaking to mediapersons in Chikkamagaluru on Monday, she said that three meetings have been held regarding  holding the adalat. “Child marriage, sexual atrocity on children and child labour can be prevented by prevented by providing education to children. The ‘Shaale Kade Nanna Nade’ programme has been organised to readmit school dropouts. The campaign will be carried out as a mass movement in the days to come. One of the objectives of the Commission is to provide education to every child,” Krupa Amar Alva explained.

She further said that 9,468 children have moved out of the schools in the state in the current year. In Ballari, 2,018 children have left schools. Bengaluru South is in the second place, and there are 1,468 school dropouts in the district. In Mysuru district is in the third place, and has 1,002 children who have left schools. In Chikkamagaluru district, 102 children are school dropouts, she listed out.

“The process of identifying the school dropouts in other places has started and there will be a clear picture soon,” she said and expressed her concern about the rising number of child labourers in the state. 

Anand, Commission member who is in charge of the district, Gertrude Veigas, Commission Secretary, and Basavarajaiah, Women and Child Welfare department deputy director, were present at the meeting. 

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