The country is celebrating Children’s Day on Saturday, six days ahead of Universal Children’s Day on November 20. Even after 50 years of celebrations, the ground reality for children remains the same. They are still devoid of basic education facilities in the state and the worst-affected ones are girls who are often neglected in all social groups.
A recent study conducted by a consortium of 20 non-government organizations in eight districts of Rajasthan on adolescent health shows that lingual discrimination remains a common phenomenon even at schools. Among the surveyed students, lingual discrimination was reported by 69% girls from Scheduled Tribes, 23.1% from Scheduled Castes, 50% girls from Other Backward Castes and 80% from general category. Read More>>