Modi launches girl child education campaign

June 12th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, June 12 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday inaugurated a three-day ‘girl child education festival’ from five villages of Porbandar district in Saurashtra. The campaign, including rallies through villages, aims at enrolling girl students between six to 14 years in schools and checking dropouts at the primary level.

“After the Independence, education has remained neglected. Gujarat is going to celebrate the golden jubilee of its statehood in 2010. We will remove the scourge of illiteracy,” Modi said at the launch of the function.

The state government was fully committed to achieve the goal of 100 percent girl child literacy, he added.

The campaign will cover as many as 32,530 schools in 225 sub-districts of 25 districts.

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