An important decision has been taken by the Jharkhand government under the leadership of the Raghubar Das under which the government will introduce KG classes in 25000 primary schools of the state.
The suggestion was forwarded by the state education department to the Cabinet, which gave it a green flag.
The program will run under the name 'Shishu Sadan' and children falling in the age group of five to six will be educated on the lines of KG education format and will be taught in their local language.
The education to the rural children will be imparted in their local language and government will also try to incorporate some extra-curricular activities like singing, dancing and other innovative ways to impart education to the children. The extra-curricular activities will increase the participation of the students in the program. The aim is bring in approximately 4 lakh students in Santhali, Ho, Nagpuri and other local languages of the states.
School education secretary Aradhana Patnaik said "through this program more and more rural children could be enrolled in government schools in the state. The move is also expected to reduce the drop-out rate of school students in the state. The model for the program has been prepared in such a way that students feel more interested in studying and would not feel disinterested in leaving home and coming to school every day".