NEW DELHI :
THE Modi Government has been empowering children and working tirelessly towards its mission of ‘Education for All’, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Tuesday as he greeted people on the occasion of the International Literacy Day.
“Our Government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been empowering the children and working tirelessly towards its mission ‘Education for All’ through reforms like NEP, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, etc,” he tweeted. The International Literacy Day 2020 focuses on ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’, especially on the role of educators and changing pedagogies.
‘Padhna Likhna Abhiyan’ to achieve goal of total literacy by 2030: Ramesh Pokhriyal
NEW DELHI :
THE Government’s new literacy scheme, ‘Padhna Likhna Abhiyan’, will be a leap forward for achieving the goal of total literacy by 2030, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Tuesday. “The principal target of the programme is to impart functional literacy and numeracy to 57 lakh non-literate and non-numerate adults in both rural and urban areas across the country in the age group of 15 years and above,” Nishank said at a 54th International Literacy Day event.
“This target mostly comprises women, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, minorities and other disadvantaged groups. In the scheme, among others, priority will be given to districts with female literacy rates less than 60 per cent as per latest census,” he added. Padhna Likhna Abhiyan will be a leap forward for achieving the goal of total literacy by 2030, he said. The Minister called upon all stakeholders, including State Governments, civil society organisations, corporate bodies, intelligentsia and fellow citizens, to join hands in transforming India to a fully literate society making the country “Saakshar Bharat-Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (literate India, self-reliant India). “Illiteracy is a sin and shame and must be eradicated.
Literacy can play an important role of empowering, transforming and improving quality of life of individuals as well as society, especially women and those belonging to disadvantaged groups of society. There is an urgent need to focus attention ensuring that everyone is brought into the fold of literacy and formal education to catch up so that we can move faster towards the national goal,” Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre said.