Emphasizing the importance of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson K.G. Balakrishnan on Thursday said there is a need for better education facilities for the girl child.
Addressing the valedictory session of a three-day training programme of principals and education officers of Kendriya Vidyalya Sangathan on human rights, Balakrishnan said, “Teachers can be instrumental in spreading a culture of human rights in the country by inculcating values in their students.”
“There is need for better education facilities for girl child,” a statement released here quoted the former chief justice of India as saying.
The programme is jointly organized by the commission and the Kendriya Vidyalya Sangathan in Delhi.
According to the statement, the training programme will deal with issues concerning human rights like the rights of persons with disability, child rights, Right to Education Act, manual scavenging, women’s rights, environment issues and rights of elderly persons