Dear Ram Pal Bhai,

Now we the Board members, staff, partners, well wishers and fellow travelers of National Coalition for Education (NCE) feel the pain of loss of torch bearer like you. Today the pain of losing you is difficult to bear because AIPTF, EI, STF and NCE needed you for some more years.

We all have not only lost a great leader but also a big brother, torch bearer and patron for all of us. The passing of yours is an incalculable loss to ‘Right to Education movement’, teachers interest, poor children schooling campaign and overall to the profession of teaching in general, to the lay public and to his many admirers and friends.

It is hard to find suitable words to pay a tribute to you as truly remarkable man. We shall try to follow the path of honesty, dedication and movement to make the goal of ‘Right to Education’ a reality, to pay real homage to you.

We all acknowledge that he was an all-round leader of high morals and commitments. We will say God loved him more, and that is why he took him.

National Education Policy 2019 (Draft)

National Coalition for Education in collaboration with its state partners (OXFAM, Save the Children, NERSWN, Shishu Sarothi, SEEDS, Sustainability Foundation, TISS Mumbai and National Law University Bangalore) organized consultations on the National Education Policy in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar , Rajasthan , Uttar Pradesh and Delhi .

The discussions and recommendations that emerged from these 10 states have been collated by NCE.

We urge everyone to go through the document and give their inputs as the date for submitting feedback has been extended by MHRD till 15 August-2019.


The Global Action Week for Education is a worldwide annual campaign led by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) to raise awareness of the importance of education in all its member countries and is one of the major focal points for the education movement. It provides everyone campaigning for the right to education with an opportunity to make targeted efforts to achieve change on the ground, with the added support of millions of members of the public worldwide joining together for the same cause. This year’s theme for Global Action Week for Education is My Education, My Right.

In India, National Coalition for Education (NCE), as a counterpart of GCE, strives to advocate the right to education as a justifiable right for every child on the basis of equal opportunity, equity, in a child-friendly environment and with the participation of various stakeholder including civil society and teachers and teacher organisations. NCE joins hand with the global education community to undertake the campaign in various states of India. This year campaign will be undertaken from 24th April to 31st May covering 20 states. The campaign in India would focus on Inclusive Education.

The campaign will be organised at various levels including, schools, panchayat, SMCs, DIETs, district level meetings, state level consultations and a culmination event at the national level. Various activities like postcard campaign, street plays, play for peace etc will be organised during the campaign. Several stakeholders; policymakers, teachers, children, community members, SMC members, teacher trainers etc will be part of the campaign.

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Started in 2001, the National Coalition for Education (NCE) is a conglomeration of networks working on the Right to Education comprising of Parliamentary Forum for Ensuring Right to Education; All India Primary Teachers Federation (AIPTF), a union of more than 3 million primary teachers; All India Federation of Teachers Organization(AIFTO), a union of 1.2 million teachers; All India Secondary Teachers Federation (AISTF) with 0.85 million teachers; All India Association for Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), and more than 400 CSOs from 25 states.

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