Thursday, September 10, 2009

Government making effort for 100 per cent literate State: Lyngdoh

SHILLONG, Sept 10: Education Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said the government was putting its best efforts to make Meghalaya a 100 per cent literate. Addressing a function organized to celebrate World Literacy day here yesterday, Lyngdoh said that the literacy rate in Meghalaya was almost 84 per cent and called upon the teachers and the students to start fresh efforts in putting the State into the list of 100 per cent literate.

Besides cultural programmes, seven teachers from different areas were awarded for their excellent performance in Total Literacy Campaign and Post literacy programme. World Literacy Day was also celebrated in other district headquarters. In Tura, district headquarters of West Garo hills, six villages were declared as 100 per cent literate. Certificates and awards were handed over to the heads of the villages.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest I K Sangma said with the inclusion of the six villages the number of 100 per cent literate, villages rose up to 23 in West Garo Hills. Democracy and elections are meaningless without literacy, Sangma said, adding he appreciated the humble dream and efforts of the district administration to make every village cent per cent literate. (UNI)

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