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Back to school. That is the thrust of a statewide government programme that saw nearly four lakh teachers who farmed across Karnataka the last few days seeking to enrol all children aged between six to 14 – whether on the streets of the cities or working as farm hands in the fields in rural areas – back to school. The young ones are often forced to leave their homes and work for a few rupees a day, whether as a roadside mechanic’s assistant or a table cleaner in a low-class city food joint. The government programme Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) – translated “education for all” – seeks to rescue the modern day Oliver Twists who are sucked up in the Dickensian world of poverty, hunger and plain negligence. Read more at http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23691&sectionid=19&issueid=31&Itemid=1