In a bid to bolster the cause of girls’ education, Shri Bangad Mahila College, a girl’s college run by an NGO imparts free education, transport, books, bags and accidental insurance to more than 500 students of 114 villages in and around Didwana, Rajasthan.
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- The college is a boon for girls whose parents are unwilling to send them to distant places for providing quality education, safety and comfort.
- The main idea is to ensure that a girl child continues her education.
- The biometric attendance of girls every morning sends a message to guardians informing them their child has reached college in Nagaur.
- Similarly, when the girls leave, a message is sent out to each girl’s parents telling them that their child has left from college.
- The college also gives free transport facility for the students.
- The girls’ education is totally free.
- The NGO, Didwana Vikas Parishad Samiti, collects ₹ 11,000 for every girl every year from donors.
- At present, the college offers three streams–Bachelors of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor in Computer Applications. More streams will be added from the coming academic session.
- The management has also installed metal detectors in the college to ensure security of students.
Nagaur district collector Kumar Pal Gautam commented on the initiatives taken by the college. He told TOI, “The college is doing good work and initiatives like sending message to the guardians make parents comfortable. Such moves also help in reducing the dropout rate.”
This is definitely a good initiative that will help in bringing down the drop out rate among girl students. It will also encourage more parents to shed their fears and send their wards to seek quality education and build a career for themselves.
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