New Delhi, April 2 (Calcutta Tube) With India giving children the right to elementary education, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has decided to be at the forefront of affairs and contribute in whatever which way she can in making the act a success.
‘Education is now a fundamental right! The PM (Prime Minister Manmohan Singh) has enforced the Right of Children to free and compulsory Education Act…It’s a landmark move,’ Priyanka posted on her Twitter account.
‘This ensures that every child, irrespective of gender or social education, has a right to education. This is the first step…but there is much more to be done to ensure that this act translates into concrete and meaningful steps.
‘Not preaching, but let’s find ways to help make this a reality in whatever way we can. I’m reaching out to the NGO’s I support to see how I can contribute,’ added the 27-year-old.
The Right to Education Act promises 10 broad objectives including free and compulsory education to all children in the 6-14 age group. This means millions of children will now get education at least up to class eight. Currently, in India, nearly 200 million children in the 6-14 age group are in schools while nearly 8.1 million do not go to schools.