230 million kids enrolled in schools under RTE: Pallam Raju

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 22:44

Hyderabad: As many as 230 million children have been enrolled in schools due to the efforts of the Centre under the Right to Education Act, Union Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju said here on Friday.

"The government has focused on creating capacity in education in the last few years and has achieved reasonable success, though there are many miles to go," he said.

"As many as 230 million children have been enrolled in schools due to the efforts of the Centre under the RTE Act," he added.

Pallam Raju was speaking at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Lauding the efforts of the Aga Khan, the Union Minister said that efforts in various spheres have contributed immensely to the development of India.

The Aga Khan and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy were present on the occasion.

The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, is part of a global network of schools founded with a view to providing quality education.

The academy provides education according to the highest international standards to meritorious boys and girls regardless of their socio-economic background.

The academy in Hyderabad is built on a 100-acre site donated by the state government.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 22:44

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