Make efforts to send school every girl: Kumar

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday said efforts should be made to send every girl child to school.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 22:17 PM IST

Ranchi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday
said efforts should be made to send every girl child to
school.

Expressing disappointment at disinterest of some parents
in sending girls to schools, she said one of the major factors
keeping them out of school was poverty.

Another reason was lack of amenities like proper
sanitation in schools, she said at Ranchi University`s 26th
convocation here.

Kumar said steps should be taken to provide equal
educational opportunities to children belonging to ST, SC, OBC
and minorities.

"We have made considerable progress in strengthening our
economic system, but our education system has failed to fulfil
the aspirations and expectations of the youth.

"There should be efforts in utilising the vast human
resource through development of skilled education among other
steps," she said.

"We have to take the whole society on the path of
education and progress. No section should be allowed to lag
behind."

She said art, sculpture and artistic work should be
recognised by setting up a university and to start with
independent wings should be established in varsities for this.

PTI