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Fun time: Primary school children leave from Bangalore on Friday on an excursion as part of Chinnara Karnataka Darshana.
Bangalore: The purpose of the Government organising school excursions on regular basis will help children exchange ideas, understand mutually without inhibition and gain a broad social outlook, Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa has said.
He was speaking after launching a four-day school excursion for primary school children under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan scheme here on Friday.
An estimated 21,650 children of all the sections of society from 202 educational blocks covering 18 districts would visit several educationally interesting and other places for four days from Friday (November 7) to January 9, 2009. The Government had created a total of 433 teams with 50 children each. It had provided KSTDC buses for each team. The Government would spend Rs. 4.35 crore for this.
The Government had been organising the excursion since 2004. The number of participant children was on the increase and the number was likely to up in the coming years, he said.
Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri said that high school students would be taken for an inter-State excursion from next year.
He said that only 10, 000 children had participated during the previous year and the Government had spent Rs. 2 crore.
The Government would introduce more schemes and was not hesitant to spend more for the development of children, he added.
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