Pranab Mukherjee while addressing participants of ‘School Chale Hum Abhiyan’ stressed on the role of education to transform society. Mukherjee said that the Right to Education which was enacted in Parliament on August 4, 2009 and came into force on April 2, 2010 was a historic step in this direction. This made education for every child a fundamental right, who belonged to the age group of 6 to 14 years. He further added that our educational institutions should aim to achieve better quality, research and innovation. It is also important to remind the young generations of their unique heritage in the form of the Indian value system, which combined with the knowledge imparted through formal education will give them the priceless gift of wisdom.
A Rashtrapati Bhavan release quotes President saying that education can be used to pursue the goal of inclusive growth of our society, paying special attention to those that are marginalised due to socio-economic or cultural reasons. He also extended his best wishes for the success of the ‘School Chale Hum Abhiyan’.