The teachers and students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Rural India Tablet Education (AmritaRITE) Program participated in rallies all over India to sensitize people and widen their horizon about the value of giving education to girls on April 23, 2017, which is celebrated as World Book Day. The major drive of the program is to promote education for girls and gender equality in rural and tribal villages of India.
The village students along with their teachers and parents from Amrita Education Centers in Amrita SeRVe adopted villages all over the country, participated in this rally. In alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals of Gender Equality and Quality Education, the social campaign adopted the slogan “Swasthya Kanya, Saakshar Kanya” (translation: Healthy Girl-Child, Educated Girl-Child) supporting the Government of India aims to generate awareness and improving efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in villages.
Amrita RITE, a project of AmritaCREATE, runs education centres in 48 villages in remote, rural India and targets the learning needs of multi-grade rural students, as well as provides literacy training for rural women.