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If you thought we stopped our newsletters, here we are, back again with a bunch of updates! We have changed a little, and we hope you enjoy reading the newsletter.
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News from us: As you would already know, Citizen Matters founder Meera has been selected as an Ashoka Fellow. She had the chance to visit the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, alongwith other Ashoka fellows, when she was in Delhi last week for the induction workshop for the fellows.
And our top news:
Cost of schooling; State of Right to Education
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The academic year is going to end soon - it’s also the season of new school admissions for most underprivileged children under Right to Education act, while parents who don't have to wait for RTE would have already admitted their children to school. We did a few stories on the topic.
Health for all
The government is undertaking a massive vaccination drive with Measles and Rubella vaccine. How serious is Measles? Why are some parents questioning the campaign? Read: MR vaccine campaign: Does your child need vaccination?
Planning the future of Bengaluru
Concept note for master plan-2031 has been put out by Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA). The note explained the current scenarios and possible future strategies for growth. Read the full note here.
People of the city are also into deliberation mode. Read:
Growth pangs of Bengaluru
Walking in Bengaluru
With roads and footpaths increasingly being dedicated for vehicles and parking, pedestrians have a tough time in the city. Read:
Wildlife and nature in Bengaluru
For nostalgic weekends
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