RAUTAHAT, Feb 11: Paroha Municipality of Rautahat has started a campaign to gift bicycles to girls studying in various community schools.
After the completion of primary education, students here are forced to reach far-away villages to continue their education. The long and sometimes difficult routes to the schools compel many parents to stop sending their daughters to schools. Therefore, to make sure that no girl will have to quit their school at young age, the municipality introduced this campaign.
It is an effort of the local unit to impart education for women. Mayor Sekh Wakil informed Republica that the municipality has started coordinating with the province for its 'Teach daughter, save daughter' campaign. He further added that the local unit would be spending budget for this program every year. Mayor Wakil on Monday distributed bicycles to all the girls studying in eighth grade of community schools in the municipality.
The municipality expects that the distribution of the bicycles will be a great help to the students who are soon to appear for the final exams. Currently, there are 174 girls in grade eight of various community schools in the municipality.
After handing over the bicycles to the students, provincial assembly election candidate Ram Chandra Giri, who was the chief guest of the program, stated that this campaign could improve the standard of women's education in the municipality. Last year, the municipality had distributed bicycles to the girls studying in the ninth grade.
There are only three secondary-level community schools in Paroha with 215 students. After receiving the bicycles, the girls expressed their thankfulness toward the municipality for making it easier for them to travel to school and tuition.