To ensure that people in the district are aware of the provisions in the Right to Education Act, 2009 or Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, street plays will be staged at 200 public places for a period of one month.
Organised by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), five cultural troupes, each with eight members, will stage five street plays with six songs and explain the provisions in the Act so that no children is left out in attending the schools.
“It is essential that the rights of children are ensured and people are aware of it,” said the officials.
According to the officials, the artistes will stage plays with wide variety of folk songs to disseminate the message among the villagers. Instead of distributing awareness pamphlets and placing banners in villages, the message through plays reaches them easily and will have impact.
Called as ‘kalajatha’, the plays will be conducted in 21 educational blocks between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. every day till February-end. Each troupe will conduct two plays in places where public gather at large.
Artistes said that they were trained professionally to disseminate the message and the response from the people was also encouraging. The campaign was inaugurated by Collector K. Maharabushanam in the presence of officials from SSA.