This opinion was published in Deccan Herald on October 14, 2022.
About the Authors
Avinash was a Project Fellow with the Education team. He graduated from National Academy of Legal Studies And Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad with a B.A.,LLB. (Hons.) and completed his Advanced Masters (LLM) in International Children Rights from Leiden University. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of DEVISE – Developing Inclusive Education, through which he focuses on English language education, climate change education and experiential learning. He has previously interned with UNICEF and Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) to conduct legal research studies based on the Juvenile Justice Act and its implementation. He has written on rights of minorities and socio-economic rights for blogs such as LSE Human Rights Blog, LSE South Asia Blog and Völkerrechtsblog.
Aditya Narayan Rai was a Research Fellow with the Education team. He completed his post-graduate degree in Public Policy and Governance from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. Before joining Vidhi, he was working with the Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) for over a year and was the Research Associate and Project Holder for two academic research studies – ‘Impact Evaluation of PMKVY and CMKKY in selected districts of Karnataka’ and ‘Skill Gap Study in selected districts of Karnataka’. He has also worked with the Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion Society as a Young Professional, where he was primarily responsible for the implementation of Mahila Kisan Shashaktikaran Pariyojana in the Khunti district of the state. His area of interest includes Education, Livelihoods, and Governance. He also has a keen interest in Cricket and Lawn Tennis.
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