Lucknow: A political gung-ho over spreading awareness about the Right to Education has been observed on the Education Day in Uttar Pradesh.  

The BSP government didn’t allow the parcel stuffed with Prime Minister’s messages about the significance of the Right to Education to reach schools. However, the messages were sent to districts via e-mail with attachment of Mayawati’s words regarding the RTE.

Inspirational messages of both the leaders were read out in more than 3 lakh schools of the state. In PM’s message, India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was highlighted, however the Mayawati’s message carried out high words about herself.

Maulana Abul Kalam’s anniversary is celebrated as the Education Day on November 11. On this occasion, the Centre decided to begin a campaign on Right to Education in all the states.

PM’s message suggested that children should study with hard work and determination and achieve high status in life. On the other hand, Chief Minister’s message recommended eradication of inequality and mentioned Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s contribution for the provision of free education to children till age of 14. She also mentioned her own achievements despite born in a poor family.

However, the opposition parties including the Congress and BJP declared this act inappropriate and said that education is a sensitive issue and should not be mixed with politics.

JPN/Bureau