Ajmer District Collector Arti Dogra stepped up to help out 50 children to get access to education, thereby giving them a new life that they deserve. Until a week ago, 20 of these children used to pick garbage and collect them in a sack but today they have got school bags and books in their hands.
These children were welcomed at the Government Secondary School, Chaurasiyawas with garlands presented by Superintendent of Police Rajendra Singh. The kids were also given uniforms, books, shoes, and socks.
It all started a month ago when an NGO organized a camp for some identified children whereby they were introduced to art and craft activities. Meanwhile, the NGO counseled their parents to send the kids to school. The learning camp helped out in breaking the children from their routine work and gradually they started taking interest in learning.
A corporate was roped in by the district collector that not only arranged for funds for uniform, books, stationery, and bags but a minibus has also been arranged. These children will also be given extra classes in the evening to get them on par with other students in their classes.
These 20 children who used to lift garbage have never had any experience of going to school but all thanks to Arti Dogra that these kids have finally got the life which they deserve. Right to education is one of the basic rights of every citizen and it is unfortunate how so many children are deprived of this fundamental facility because of their parents’ financial troubles.
The efforts made by Ajmer District Collector Arti Dogra are quite plausible and hopefully, others would also take inspiration from her actions.