RTE Anthem. RTE Act 2009
The RTE Anthem was launched on 29th August 2013 by the Human Resource Development Minister. The RTE Anthem was written by Javed Akhtar and sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. The anthem will be available in Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Naga, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. The RTE Act 2009 mandates 8 years of elementary education to all children in the 6 to 14 years age group. The RTE Anthem is an attempt to do it in a joyful and child friendly manner, wherein children will imbibe the RTE message from popular public figures in a creative melody.