Campaign to promote footwear use by barefooted children
He said it was noticed that several poor students go to school barefoot either due to lack of awareness of parents or financial constraints. "School headmasters have been asked to hold awareness meetings of parents to ensure that their wards use footwear while going to school for hygiene and safety of their feet," Panda said.
The administration has also requested donors to come forward to adopt school/gram panchayat/ block to provide footwear to the poor students. "Since it is not a government programme, we have urged the donors, including government officials, organisations, political leaders and individuals to raise funds to provide footwear to the students," he said.