Underprivileged students get free education in private schools
Bhumi is creating awareness on Section 12(1) (c) of the Right to Education (RTE) Act in Tamil Nadu; this section provides a 25% reservation for underprivileged children to get free education in private schools. Due to a lack of awareness among the people, almost 50% of seats remained unfulfilled in 2019.
Dr. Prahalathan KK, Co-Founder, Bhumi says, “Our Government has sufficiently allocated a good percentage of free seats in private schools for the children whose parents have an annual income less than Rs.2 Lac Per Annum. However, the scenario remains bleak as many aren’t aware of such a great boon offered by the Government through RTE (Right to Education).
They end up borrowing money to pay the academic fees, only pushing them into greater financial strain and difficulty. The main aim of Bhumi is to ensure that such gaps are bridged, and the needy children get the best possible education. In the past, we have exerted our uttermost effort in getting the children accommodated in schools, and are continuing to do the same. Henceforth, we request the parents and whomsoever interested in getting the children to get admissions in private schools through this 25% reservation to approach us.”
In the last year's campaign, Actor Siddharth, Actress Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Actor & Musician GV Prakash, Cricketer Lakshmipathy Balaji, social influencers, and corporates extended their support to create awareness about the Right to Education Act through their social handles and employee volunteers.
We are running the RTE campaign this year again, all interested parents can connect with Bhumi through the web portal www.ilavasakalvi.in or call 8144-22-4444.