The Legal Aid and Awareness Committee (LAAC) of NLU Jodhpur organised the felicitation ceremony for the participants of ‘Mil Kar Karein RTE Ko Sarthak’ Competition 2.0 on 7th September, 2019. The Competition aims at increasing admissions under Section 12(1) (c) of the Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 which reserves 25% seat for the children belonging to weaker and disadvantaged section. The teams comprising of college students of Jodhpur targeted these children and helped them with documentation, filling forms online and assisted them at the school during admissions.
The ceremony was organised in the presence of our Honourable Vice-Chancellor Professor Poonam Saxena, Registrar Mr. Sohan Lal Sharma and Dean, faculty of law Dr. I.P. Massey. The Vice Chancellor congratulated the participants on achieving admissions of 158 students in various private schools of Jodhpur and stressed on the importance of education in a child’s life. Thereafter, Team Arbaz, Team Mamta and Team Shahrukh who stood 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively were awarded cash prizes worth Rs 25,000. Other participants were also appreciated in the form of certificates. Furthermore, our faculty member Mr. Rohan Cherian Thomas gave a vote of thanks.
One of the most important parts of the felicitation ceremony was a small session for all the participants in which LAAC tried to explain, how admission is just the first step towards education. There are various obstacles which might come in the way of child’s education like different background, language divide, caste divide, etc. Hence, it is essential that a constant review is done after their admission to ensure that admitted students are able to adjust in the schools.