Primary and Secondary School Education in India

It's a unique feature from the state of Rajasthan Government run schools to assimilate an anganwadi center within the school programme.

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The Anganwadi Centre at the Government Secondary School in Chitri Block, Dungarpur District, Rajasthan.
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30 May 2019

Seven-year-old Laxmi (left) with her best friend and classmate Swapna (right), also seven year old, studies in class 2 of the Government Secondary School in Chitri Block, Dungarpur District, Rajasthan.

Seven-year-old Laxmi (left) with her best friend and classmate Swapna (right), also seven year old, studies in class 2 of the Government Secondary School in Chitri Block, Dungarpur District, Rajasthan.
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Seven-year-old Laxmi (left) with her best friend and classmate Swapna (right), also seven year old, studies in class 2 of the Government Secondary School in Chitri Block, Dungarpur District, Rajasthan.

They love coming to school as they get to spend time with one another.

11-year-old Mezbeen Khan ensures she washes her hands before taking her midday meal, along with her friends.
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11-year-old Mezbeen Khan ensures she washes her hands before taking her midday meal, along with her friends.

Mezbeen thinks hand washing is important to maintain good health. 

Eight year old Pratika Naik with her friends.
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Eight year old Pratika Naik with her friends.

Children think that drinking milk is a tasty enterprise, and it gives them strength.

Children walk 20 kms to reach school.
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Children walk 20 kms to reach school.

Anjali Prajapat , Hina Bamania and Ayushi Darji,  cover an average distance of 20 kms one-way to travel to their school everyday.

Morning assembly at school.
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Morning assembly at school.

Morning assembly prayers at the Government Secondary School in Chitri Block, Dungarpur District, Rajasthan.

Students in their classroom.
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Students in their classroom.

"Being in school is fun as you can be with your friends" - unanimously this seems to be the vibe these std. 2 students.

Children outside the school toilets.
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Children outside the school toilets.

"Having our own toilets is important for us, as there are some schools where my friends study and they face difficulty for not having a proper one."

Radhika singing and enjoying with her school mates.
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Radhika singing and enjoying with her school mates.

Radhika, std. I enjoys singing along with her schoolmates 'Arre baadaal kaale badaal ao Zara jhumke Apne saang thandi hawa lao zara jhoom ke'

School Principal with students.
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School Principal Pankaj Shah with students.

School principal Panjak Shah, who has been teaching in this school for 20 years, a visionary educationist with his students at the school grounds.

Students enjoying their midday meal.
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Students enjoying their midday meal.

7 year old Vidhi Darji (left) of std.2 along with her 8 year old sister Bhoomi Darji (right), enjoying their midday meal at the Government Secondary School.