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Students take out rally on compulsory education

Posted on Jan 30, 10:42AM | UNI

Mysore, Jan 29: More than 2,000 students from various schools and NGOs took part in the rally for an awareness rally on 'Free and Compulsory Education and Children's Rights' in the city today

The rally was organised jointly by Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), Bangalore, District Legal Services Authority, District Administration, Zilla Panchayat, Women and Child Development Department, District Children Protection Committee (DCPC) and social organisations

It was flagged off Principal District and Sessions Judge Mohan Sripad Sankolli and passed through the main streets

Judge Sankolli, speaking on the occasion, said that atrocities on girls were increasing day-by-day and called upon parents and teachers to take utmost care and protect them. He added that awareness should be created not only in the city but throughout the country

During the rally, members of Organisation for the Development of People (ODP) in Banni-mantap and Child Helpline-1098 staged a street play on Child Rights and Education

Later Litterateur Dr D Javaregowda inaugurated the day-long convention of children focused on Right to Education and Children Rights speaking on the occasion, he said "The world will be barren without flowers, children and birds." Referring to the present education system, he said regular curriculum was must for children but thrust should also be given for honing their behaviour and talents. The programme featured cultural activities and drawing competition for kids