'Shikshit Sheher, Viksit Sheher' launched in Chandigarh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 19

To make up for the losses faced by students due to Covid-19 the past two years, the Chandigarh Welfare Trust (CWT) today launched a special campaign under the banner of ‘Shikshit Sheher, Viksit Sheher’.

The campaign, which kick-started from Government Model Senior Secondary School at Dadu Majra Colony in Sector 38-West by CWT chief patron Satnam Singh Sandhu and Principal Binoy Kumar Bhattacharjee, also focuses on preventing dropouts from schools, enhancing the gross enrolment ratio and faculty development.

Sandhu said, “One of the biggest impacts of Covid-19 was that on the education of children and the young generation, which will decide the future of the country. The financially vulnerable parents had to retract their wards due to uncertainties at their workplace while the poor were hit by their inability to afford online education, thus leaving a grave impact.”

Quoting a report of the All-India Parents Association, he said about 30 per cent students of government schools had to drop out during Covid-19 across the country for one reason or the other. — TNS

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