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In search of education for all

SIGNALLING THE beginning of a new chapter in efforts to ensure education for all, the Asian Organisation of Education for Children (AOEC) opened its centre here recently.

AOEC, spear-headed by Krishna Murty Inguva and his wife, Padma Inguva, along with its panel of advisors, comprising eminent academicians, Nobel Laureates like Harry Kroto and experts in various fields like Raja Ramanna and K. Kasturirangan, will act as solution provider to Asian countries facing problems in education.

Special Chief Secretary to Governor, S. Anwar, formally inaugurated AOEC's Hyderabad office at Sufi Chambers on Road No.1, Banjara Hills.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Inguva, who set out on a globetrotting mission three years ago to study education systems in various countries, said AOEC was a non-profitable organisation, the origin of which stemmed from his discovery that education scenario for children was alarming throughout the world.

Even in countries like the US, 40 per cent of children did not know how to read, he said. Keeping the current scenario in mind, AOEC would organise a three-day international conference from October 25 in New Delhi.

By Dennis Marcus Mathew