Union Minister for Human Resource Development M M Pallam Raju on 29 August 2013 launched the RTE anthem- a new initiative to spread the message of RTE Act among Public.
The Union Government has developed RTE anthem- in an attempt to help children imbibe the message of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
The RTE anthem was written by renowned lyricist Javed Akhtar and sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) supported the HRD Ministry in creating the anthem.
The video of the anthem features children from different parts of the country and reflects the pan-India essence of RTE. The anthem depicts child-centered principles and entitlements and has been shot in Government schools.
The anthem will be dubbed in English and 15 regional languages (Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Naga, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu) to generate constructive awareness among the community and stakeholders for the implementation of RTE.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 mandates eight years of elementary education to all children in the 6 to 14 years age group.
Who: Union Government
What: The RTE Anthem
When: 29 August 2013