Bollywood actors support compulsory education for marginalized children

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Mumbai, Apr 1 (ANI): Bollywood actors Neha Dhupia, Gul Panag and Soha Ali Khan heralded a novel strategy to spread awareness about primary and compulsory education and thus enable marginalised children exercise their Right to Education here on Wednesday.roctor and Gamble, a global company of consumer goods, which has launched the education programme, Shiksha-2010, has declared to raise a minimum of ten million rupees for the donation of funds towards this project.

Shiksha in Hindi means education.

With motto of 'Padhega India, Badhega India' (India will study, India will progress), Shiksha-2010 believes that the secret to a brighter India lies in the equality education of the children, particularly those of the masses.

At the launch of Shiksha-2010, all three actors shared their views on the significance of education with the audience.

Neha Dhupia said that the reason behind supporting the programme was that academic education makes a person an asset from being a liability to the society.

She highlighted the essence of the 3-Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic).

"Education is something that really brings out the best in us. As an individual, I feel that wherever I have reached today, a huge part of it is a contribution through the education that I have received. For any nation to make sure that it propels and it becomes a force to reckon within the future, again the most important thing, education. We can make sure that every person instead of being a liability, becomes an asset and that's why I am here to support the very obvious 'Shiksha' of course," she added.

The much awaited Right to Eduction (RTE) Act, which promises free and compulsory education up to eighth standard implemented by the Central Government from today.

The Act will provide for education to students in the age group of 6-14 and specially focus on bringing back 8.1 million children of this age group back to the classrooms. (ANI)

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