A signature campaign will be held here on August 3 to stress on the need for the enrolment of girl child and to heighten security for women teachers and employees in private and government educational institutions.
Organized by School Teacher’s Federation of India (STFI), the campaign will be held at the Vivekananda Higher Secondary School at Lawspet and Chief Minister N Rangasamy will inaugurate it, R Jayaraman, national executive committee member of STFI, said.
The signature campaign in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu will end on September 5 and the STFI would submit it to the President of India on the World Teachers’ Day on October 5.
Jayaraman said despite the best efforts of the government and the voluntary organizations, the enrolment of girl child in schools, at the national level, is on the decline.
He said the women teachers in schools in various places were looked down upon and were subjected to harassment by their male counterparts. Often, the women teachers and employees rights were overlooked by the private school managements. The private schools even deny them the full maternity leave and child care leave, he charged.
Jayaraman expects that the campaign would bring about some level of awareness in the society on the need to educate the girl children, who should emerge as the back bone of society.