17th 'Shala Praveshotsav' started from Banaskantha in Gujarat

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In Gujarat, the 17th edition of 'Shala Praveshotsav', an annual campaign for enrollment of students in class I, was launched by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on June 23 at a government primary school in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha.

  • The Shala Praveshotsav has been organised by the state government from 23rd to 25th June, 2022 in the entire state.

  • The dropout rate of students has come down drastically after the massive enrollment drive of children in the state after the launch of 'Shala Praveshotsav' campaign.

  • The drop out rate of the state has come down from 37.22 per cent in 2002 to just 3.07 per cent.

  • About 32,000 government primary schools were covered by officials and elected representatives during this three-day campaign.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi started 'Shala Praveshotsav' in 2003, when he was the chief minister of the state, with the main objective of ensuring maximum enrollment in schools.


  • About Gujarat State -

  • Formation - 1 May 1960

  • Gujarat is also known as 'The Land of Legends'.

  • The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is home to the only wild population of Asiatic Lions in the world.

  • Gujarat is the main producer of cotton, tobacco and groundnut in the country.

  • Garba is the main traditional dance of Gujarat.

  • Lothal was the ancient city of Gujarat where India's first port was established.

  • Capital- Gandhinagar

  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

  • Chief Minister- Bhupendrabhai Patel (BJP)

  • Assembly seats-182

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 11

  • Lok Sabha seats- 26

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