Sensitising rural girls on academic path ahead
In rural areas, parents think of marrying off their daughter the moment she completes SSC. The conditions are more or less the same in respect of girls who pursued their education in government schools.
Sangareddy: In rural areas, parents think of marrying off their daughter the moment she completes SSC. The conditions are more or less the same in respect of girls who pursued their education in government schools.
In the absence of proper guidance and direction, the talented rural girls prefer to take a back step instead of putting their best foot forward. The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad is conducting an 18-day special camp for them to sensitise them on various options before them to pursue higher education be it in science and technology or mathematics or engineering and so on so that they will shine their best in future.
One of the inmates told this correspondent that the camp helped boost their confidence level and noted that it would help them to achieve progress in future. The department of science and technology, government of India, for the first time provided funds for holding such a camp. Girls belonging to Sangareddy and Kandi mandals who excelled in SSC have been selected for the camp.
They have been provided accommodation at the IIT, Hyderabad. Experts are providing them insights in the classes being conducted from morning to afternoon. The classes pertain to how to select targets for the future and how to strive to achieve the goals?
They are taken around a trip of various laboratories in the IIT explaining them the nature of the research being conducted in the laboratories. They are being explained the new revolution that is going to be brought out by the technological innovations in future.
Moreover, games are being conducted for them in the evenings. They are being sensitised on the importance of having goof physical and mental health. The camp is being conducted under the directions of Dr Mudrika Khandelwal. Gautam has been coordinating the activities.