HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Rosaiah today launched ‘Badibata’, meant to enrol every five-year-old child in the school.
Rosaiah, Secondary Education Minister D Varaprasad and Minority Welfare Minister Ahmadullah Syed taught the children the alphabets in Telugu, English and Urdu respectively and formally launched the programme.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the objective of the programme was to see that all children should go to school. He wished that the Badibata programme becomes a success, and everyone in the State should become literate.
Though the state government is striving hard to achieve the goal, it is still lagging behind states like Kerala, the Chief Minister lamented.
To achieve full literacy in the state, there was a need to set targets and achieve them in a time-bound manner, he felt.
According to officials, the programme would continue up to June 27 with the aim to enrol every five-year- old child in the regular school and those above five years in bridge schools.
Every day a campaign would be taken up in villages and towns and the children would be enrolled. A mass learning programme on June 21 and sports competitions will be held on June 24 and 25.