Aaditya urges Centre to bring pre-primary admissions under RTE

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MUMBAI: Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray on Thursday urged the Union government to bring pre-primary admissions under the purview of the Right To Education (RTE) Act.

The Sena leader today met Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Harsh Vardhan in Delhi over a range of issues.

In a letter addressed to Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Thackeray demanded that the pre-primary admissions be brought under the purview of the RTE, as young parents find it daunting to pay donations for their wards.

“The little child and parents are interviewed for admissions. The child is expected to know poems and parents are expected to have a certain educational or economic status. Such pre-conditions prevent many families from attaining the quality education in our country,” he stated.

“There should be a law that covers the pre-Primary education and should include minimum quality and safety norms each pre-primary school needs to have,” Thackeray demanded.

Referring to rising incidents of sexual assaults on young girls, the Thackeray scion urged Javadekar to make it mandatory in all the schools across the country to teach all kids from standard fifth the meaning of “right and wrong touches”.

He demanded that pre-primary schools should have a common syllabus.

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