KISHTWAR, DEC 17: District Development Commissioner Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana today flagged off special Enrolment Drive Express on "Aao School Chalein" under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign from New DC Office Complex, Kishtwar.
Among others ADDC Kishtwar Mohd. Hanief Malik, CEO Kishtwar Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, Deputy CEO Kishtwar Rajinder Sen, Principal DIET Ashok Kumar, Nodal Officer BBBP Anoop Kumar, Assistant Director Planning Maneesh Manhas, Principal HSS Palmar Sunita Sharma, ZEOs, DRG members Mehboob Qazi and Sumit Sharma besides staff of Education Department were present on the occasion.
While flagging off the special enrolment drive express, DDC Kishtwar stated that the main objective of organizing this event is to create awareness among the common masses for increasing enrolment of dropouts and never enrolled students especially girl students in schools.
He stressed for mobilisation of community about the value of education, incentives and scholarship schemes available to the students and other areas of thrust.
CEO Kishtwar Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma informed that the admission for students is open for the academic session- 2020 besides, this drive will also focus on enrolling dropout children' ensuring that 5th class pass out students of primary schools are admitted in nearby government upper primary schools and the students who have passed 8th class are admitted in class 9th to avoid elementary level dropouts.
He said that a calendar has been devised for area-wise coverage for publicising the message of enrolment drive by the Education Department.
Nodal Officer BBBP Anoop Kumar stated that, Mobile Van is equipped with sound system wherein sound clips on women empowerment, save and educate girl child, the value of education, incentives and scholarship schemes available to the students, enrolment of dropouts and it will generate awareness among the common masses of the district. He added that pamphlets and posters highlighting the benefits of educating the students especially girl child shall be distributed across the district.
Further, DRG group of the district along with concerned ZEO's, front line workers of the Education Department, Asha and Anganwari workers, PRI's under the supervision of CEO Kishtwar shall motivate the parents to enroll the dropout students. They will also highlight the various schemes of different departments for the promotion of girl education during the entire drive.