Meeting 1392, on November 29, 2009
Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch forum discussed the topic " Rural Education in Rajasthan" today. Educationist Dipankar Vishwas, Chief speaker told "Situation of rural education in Rajasthan was not good at the time of independence. It was among the most illiterate states of India".
The situation has been changed in last decade. Rajasthan is no longer at the top list of uneducated states. Number of good institutions are working in cities like Jaipur and Kota and other urban areas. Rural scenario has also been changed. All these become possible with the combined efforts of Government and private entrepreneurship. Public-private partnership has worked well in several places.
Non government and voluntary organizations have played key role in eradicating illiteracy along with the state government. Many voluntury organizations worked hard in this sector.
He especially reminded the works of Ekal Vidyalaya. They are working to educate tribes of Rajasthan in the remote areas. They run approximately 1500 tribal schools in Rajasthan.
Mr. Ramraj Gujar informed about the situation of rural education in Dausa district. Mamta Kothari told that state of women education in Rajasthan is improved. Girls are now started going schools. However, large number of older rural women are still uneducated. Adult education program did not help them much. Dinesh Kasliwal, Pradip Chouhan and Meenakshi also participated in the discussion.
Anil Kothari, Jeweler, Presided over the meeting. He told that rural artisans coming to work were mostly illiterates in last decades. Most of the new artisans are literate now. This has changed the business scenario.
Earlier, Rampal Garlanded the Chief guest and president of the meeting. Jyoti Kothari, Addl. convener of Gulabinagar Vichar Manch conducted the forum discussion. Tejkaran Parashar Extended the vote of Thanks.
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