Ekal Abhiyan reaches new heights, Shri Subhash Chandra shares the news

Shri Subhash Chandra shares news of the historic growth of Ekal Abhiyan, thanks and congratulates each of the 72,000 teachers and volunteers.

Last Updated: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 - 17:40

Shri Subhash Chandra shared the news, on his social media handles, of Ekal Abhiyan reaching 65,177 schools in India with 1.77 million students.  It has been the highest ever growth in within a year with over 10,000 new schools.

In yet another first, this historic and phenomenal feat also saw a greater enrollment of girls than boys this year. He also shared that, the new schools have the maximum number of footprints in Jammu & Kashmir, Northeastern States, and West Bengal. This brings Ekal Abhiyan closer to its vision of starting 1,00,000 schools.

Subhash Ji thanked and congratulated the 72,000 teachers and volunteers who so selflessly work for the cause without the expectations of monetary benefits. Acknowledging their immense contribution he stated that our great country becomes even greater with the sanskars of ‘cause above self.’

Started in 1989, Ekal Abhiyan, the grass-root movement focusses on taking quality and inclusive education to in the remotest parts of the country. It takes off from the valuable words of Swami Vivekanda Ji – ‘If a poor child cannot come to school, the school must come him’.

Taking the concept overseas, Ekal has also spread its unique literacy program to ten other countries, becoming the largest grass-root NGO literacy movement in the world.

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