Nepal March for Education from Sept

LALITPUR: More than 10 organisations working in the field of education and children will launch Nepal March for Education on September 8 to coincide with International Literacy Day and National Education Day across the country.

Talking to the press here today, NME coordinator Dilli Bahadur Chaudhary said the main objective of the campaign was to establish education as a fundamental right and to identity the problems persisting in the sector to effect an improvement in it.

"The NME will make efforts to create an environment for Nepali children to get free, compulsory and result-oriented quality education until their employment age," Chaudhary added. According to the 2009 UNESCO report, a total of 200,000 children are deprived of education in Nepal. The campaign will be launched in three phases: first in the Tarai region, second in the hilly region and third in the mountainous region. The campaign will be participated by students, government bodies, teachers, PABSON and N-PABSAN members, educationists and organisations working for children and education. A report will be presented to the President and the Prime Minister at the end. Chaudhary said the first phase of march would begin from Mahendranagar on September 8 and end in Kathmandu on September 18.