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India's School Emergency: Rajasthan's Campaign to fix schools will create Prosperity and Equality of Opportunity

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This article is an excellent view of a political leadership that views education as a vital long term asset building activity of the nation. Indeed, no state can consider offering its young citizens education as a luxury but a fundamental obligation and an investment into its own future. The post is authored by Honourable Chief Minister Rajasthan Mrs Vasundhara Raje and appeared in the Times of India Dec 14 2016. Full article here: 

posted Dec 15, 2016 by Sridhar Pai

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The time is almost there when schools are getting ready to re-open and to begin new session. It is hard for everyone to go back to the school after long break but it is important to understand that it is the same school routine which gives children the much needed stability and focus which helps them in the future? So how to prepare children for the new session!

Parents play a very important role for the child who is going to the school for the first time. Most of today's children have already seen play schools but going to a big school is all together a different task and while child may be happy about it, he may also be feeling nervous at the same time.

The playschool is generally small next to home school with fewer children but going to a big school in school bus with so many different children can make your child lose courage and confidence hence, it is important for the parents to prepare the child for this situation. It is best, if it is permitted, to take your child on the tour of the school before the school begins so that they can become familiar with the surroundings and atmosphere.

For children who are going to enter new class, have their own moments of anxiety. They may be happy about moving into a new class but they may be worried about who is going to be my new class teacher and stuff like that. Parents must understand this and help their child to cope with the situation and they must never use schools as mode of punishment. For ex, I will send you to a boarding school or wait I am going to report this to your class teacher. Talk to you children about the new things which he may get to see such as may be a new building of the school, new books, new bag, and may be new friends.

Students who are going to school after summer break must check their homework list to ensure that everything is completed.
Be supportive and watch the back of your child and he will grow into a citizen of the nation that we all can be proud of.