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The Right to Education Act, 2009 fulfilled the national aspiration long nurtured since the British period. Almost 100 years ago, Maharaja of Baroda introduced free education for children in the age group 6-12 in his province. Inspired with Baroda experiment, G K Gokhale tried to force the British government to accept the principle of free and compulsory primary education. Gandhi and others tried with the Wardha Scheme of Basic Education. They failed but the RTE Act 2009 fulfilled their long cherished dreams.

The Right to Education Act, 2009 

Right to education Act, 2009 is vital for IndiaWhen the ‘Free and compulsory education’ was made a ‘fundamental right’ under article 21A of the constitution in December 2002 through the 86th Amendment it was a very important step and conclusion of a long journey that started from the Charter Act 1813, to the Macaulay’s Minute (1835), to Wood Despatch (1854), to Elementary Education Act (1870), to Maharaja Baroda’s compulsory Education…

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