Approx. 1 Lakh Students in Kerala Leave Caste and Religion Column Blank In School Admission Form

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Approx. 1 Lakh Students in Kerala Leave Caste and Religion Column Blank In School Admission Form

Parents of 1.2 lakh students did not fill the religion and caste columns while admitting their children to school. Kerala’s education minister C Raveendranath stated this and he also said that the statistics during the question hour of the state assembly on Wednesday.

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The minister said, “This year at the time of admission a record of 1.24 lakh students have left religion and caste columns blank while seeking admission. This shows secular credentials of our society.”

Kerala has again proved itself to be the one who changes the society for good. This is an incredible step towards abolishing the deep-rooted discrimination which is based on caste and religion in our society.

Aiming to build a casteless society, over 1.2 lakh students in Kerala taking admission in class 1 left their caste and religion columns blank

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Kerala’s footballer CK Vineeth has also gained praises for marking his son’s religion as ‘nil’ on the birth certificate.

According to the figures which were collected from approx. 9000 schools, out of 3.16 lakh students who took admission in class 1, over 1.24 chose to leave their caste and religion column blank.

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A report given to a media person said that this is a growing trend amongst parents and children. Once the caste and religion column is left blank, the officials have no role in it. Speaking in the state legislative assembly, State education minister Prof C Ravindranath said, “This year at the time of admission a record number of 1.24 lakh students have left religion and caste columns blank while seeking admission. This shows secular credentials of our society.”

This is indeed an incredible change in the society. Can we expect such a change in other parts of our country as well?

Published by Minal Gupta on 30 Mar 2018

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