A training session on Right To Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE)- 2009 was organised by District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Thirumoorthy Nagar, at Corporation Elementary School, Ramakrishnapuram, here.

Around 260 participants including Assistant Elementary Education Officers, Block Resource Centre Supervisors, Block Resource Teacher Educators, Head Masters of middle and elementary school and resource persons from DIET took part. The programme was aimed at familiarising the participants with the rules of RTE and related Government orders. The manual with guidelines on the act released by Directorate of Teacher Education Research and Training, Chennai, recently was discussed in detail during the training session, said P. Elango Jayaprabhu, lecturer at DIET and a key resource person for the programme.

A ‘villupattu' performance on different rules mentioned in the RTE was presented by students of Panchayat Union Middle School, Bommanam Palayam. The training programme would be extended to cover members of Village Education Committees, local administrative bodies, and teachers, said Mr. Elango.