In the eighth edition of Gunotsav held in April this year, the Gujarat government found many students unable to read, write or solve simple mathematics problems. To help such students, the government has launched â€˜Mission Vidyaâ€™, entrusting the responsibility of ensuring implementation of the mission to IAS, IPS, and IFS officials.
As per a report by The Times of India, the mission will be launched by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from the Bhuj Taluka and will be conducted from July 26 to August 31, 2018, in 250 talukas of the state. All academically weak students will be given training for two hours during school-time and an additional one hour after the school concludes.
The IAS, IPS, and IFS officials (around 292 in number) will ensure the mission is implemented in all 250 talukas for students studying in class 6-8 in government schools.