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16 mn children still out of school: Sibal

Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has
said that a total 16 million children are not attending schools in the country
despite government’s all possible steps to make them literate within this
decade.

“Globalisation has led to much improvement in the field
of education and the country is ready to compete with the rest of the world.
But we cannot ignore the many children who are still out of school, he said
while addressing the 10th convocation of Tezpur Central University.

He urged the students and academicians to create an
atmosphere so that there is considerable progress in the field of science and
technology.

Bringing out the fact that the north eastern region of India
has suffered a major setback due to terrorism due to which education had lagged
behind for several decades. But now it was the responsibility of the educated
to come forward and help in forming a new and progressive nation.

In recent times that women have made considerable strides in
the field of education which was a positive sign, he said.

[Source: Economic Times]

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