Daly College Indore, recently conducted the 74th IPSC Head Conclave. During the inaugural ceremony, Minister of Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh says "Public schools in India are only for the rich and a large population of children are aloof of the quality education."
Ramesh also inaugurated the Mukesh Jhaveri Green Centre on the school premises. "I did my schooling from Kendra Vidyalaya. The rich and poor divide is very deep rooted in our contemporary education system. Schooling in the West is completely public, whereas in India, only rich kids have access to public schools. Conditions of the government schools is dismal and there is an urgent need to bridge this disparity and Right To Education is one of the ways," he added.
The Rural Development Minister further stated "Significant investment should be made in education sector. The main reason behind problems like unemployment is the lack of access to school education. When a large number of children have no access to school education, how are they going to get the jobs?"
Talking about the education system of Kerala, Ramesh says "Kerala has set up a perfect bench mark for others. 60% of the government fund is allocated for community schools and not for government schools and the fund is managed and utalised by churches and private organisation."