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CPI now backs Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme

Days after opposing the Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme, CPI state secretary R Mutharasan on Friday said that though his party had urged the government to reconsider the scheme as it could be used by the Sangh Parivar groups to infiltrate and sow the seeds of sectarianism among the children, the Chief Minister has clarified that volunteers’ activities would be monitored by a committee of academics.

CPI now backs Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme
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“About 86,550 persons have registered as volunteers for the scheme, their functioning would be monitored by a committee of educationists and those who are following the government guidelines would be allowed to volunteer,” Mutharasan said in a statement quoting the Chief Minister. 

He noted that the Chief Minister has reiterated that the National Education Policy would not be implemented in the state and a panel of academics would be formed to frame the state’s education policy. He also commended the state’s target to admit one lakh students in the government schools. 

“The CPI will extend full cooperation to make the Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme a success if it was implemented in line with the lofty objectives put forward by the government,” he said.

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