A group of child labourers, very keen to get educated, has made a written appeal to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj that the issues related to right to education should be taken up in the parliament without delay. Along with the appeal they also sent them Diwali greetings.
These children have a lot of expectations from the MPs for the substantial implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act.
A group of 35 children, all between the age group 10-16 already had a session in the past with over 100 MPs during the monsoon session of parliament. The meeting was arranged primarily by an NGO called National Coalition for Education (NCE).
All of them had a lengthy talk regarding budget spending on schools, infrastructure and other nuances of the implementation of act.
In response to the meeting, a lot of discussions took place in the parliament. But the children are keen on meeting them again so that the issue is not forgotten in the next session to beginning from November 9.
April 1st 2010 was the historic day when Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education came into force in India. Every child between the age group of 6-14 was promised a free and compulsory education. But the implementation of the act is at a snail’s pace.