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Sonia Gandhi writes to PM, urges free education to children who lost parents in COVID-19 pandemic

 The Navodaya Vidyalayas are CBSE-affiliated co-educational residential schools in which talented students of Class VI to XII, after clearing a selection test, are offered free education, including text books, school uniforms and hostel facilities.
 

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM, urges free education to children who lost parents in COVID-19 pandemic-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published May 20, 2021, 4:31 PM IST
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New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide free education to the children whose parents died of Covid-19, in the Navodaya Vidyalayas.

"Amidst the devastation caused by the pandemic and the heart-wrenching tragedies being faced by affected families news of young children losing one or both parents to COVID-19 are the most poignant. These children are left with the trauma of loss and no support towards a stable education or future," the letter said.

"As you are aware, one of my husband Rajiv Gandhi's most significant legacies is the network of Navodaya Vidyalayas. It was his dream to make high-quality modem education accessible and affordable to talented youth, predominantly from rural areas. There are now, as you know, 661 such schools across the country," it further said.

"I am writing to request you to consider providing free education at the Navodaya Vidyalayas to children who have lost either both parents or an earning parent on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. I feel that as a nation, we owe it to them to give them hope for a robust future after the unimaginable tragedy that has befallen them," Gandhi told the Prime Minister.

The Navodaya Vidyalayas are CBSE-affiliated co-educational residential schools in which talented students of Class VI to XII, after clearing a selection test, are offered free education, including text books, school uniforms and hostel facilities.

andhi said there are around 661 such schools across the country currently. There have been reports of children losing either an earning parent or both parents during the pandemic that has so far claimed over 2 lakh lives in the country.

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