Bhuntar: The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation held a cultural programme today at Nagwain, highlighting the Indian culture. Children from the area participated in the cultural events, showcasing the local ethos as well as national colours.
Chief guest Shalala Kapok spoke at length about the ways through which children can learn and enrich the great Indian culture. The other distinguished guests included Lalit Kapoor and Sheela Bharadwaj.
According to the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, the movement is a large grassroots, non-government education initiative, operating in over 34,000 villages and educating over 10,00,000 children in rural India. The Ekal Foundation’s goal is to reach 100,000 villages in the India tribal belt by 2015. Ekal’s philosophy is to take a holistic approach to social and economic development, providing primary school education for children, as well as healthcare, livelihoods and empowerment education for the entire village.