Hailakandi, June 13: Parents and teachers have been asked to look after the long-absent students in the educational institutions in Hailakandi district to prevent the child labour.
The request was made by the officials at a zoom meeting organized by the Education, Labor and Social Welfare Departments of the district on Saturday. The education department informed that the government is providing free textbooks, uniform and mid-day meals to 92,000 students between the ages of 6 and 14 in the district. However, if a student is absent from the educational institutions for a long time, the teachers and parents are requested to look into this student.
According to information available there are two training schools and 19 residential schools presently working in the district for drop out students.The drop out students are able to take education there for a particular period. Besides, residential education is being imparted to 100 students at Kasturba Gandhi Girls School in Sultani of Katlicherra. Child Line District Coordinator Sourav Nath informed that 20 child labourers have been rescued and brought under the Arunodaya scheme and a benefit of rupees 630 per month has been introduced for them in the district. He said that primary education is compulsory as a fundamental right of children.
The district youth Coordinator of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kalpana Ganguli, District Industrial Center Manager Sushant Nath, District Child Protection Officer Gulzar Ahmed Laskar District Programme Officer of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in Hailakandi Gautam Deb and DPM Parvez Akhter among others took part in the virtual meeting.