DR Bhimrao Ambedkar University of Agra is preparing to launch an initiative of teaching children belonging to nomadic Lauhpita community from next year as part of its social responsibility.
According to university spokesperson Girjashankar Sharma, the initiative has been taken by the vice-chancellor Arvind Kumar Dixit to educate children of the Lauhpita community. It is believed that these people are descendants of Maharana Pratap of Chhittorgarh in Mewar, Rajasthan, and are known by different names in different regions.
“We are conducting a survey to find out the total number of children in this community here. After receiving the survey report, a pilot project will be launched under which we will provide free education to the children at our model school, located on university campus. If we find any youngster who is Class XII pass, we will also help such a student to get registered in our colleges,” said Sharma.
According to the vice-chancellor, the aim of the initiative is to children belonging to the community into mainstream so that they will be enrolled in the model school.
“Under the project, university personnel will counsel parents and motivate them to send their children to our school to study,” Sharma added.