Monday, 9 July, 2007

Raichur first in achieving literacy with development

The National Literacy Mission has selected Raichur, a backwarddistrict which made a mark in literacy, or making a documentary film,which focussed on continuous education along with NREGS (NationalRural Employment Guarantee Scheme).Raichur which has the label of backward district in all aspects,including literacy, has made a mark in literacy and has beenapplauded for the same by the National Literacy Mission.Also, it has been selected for making a documentary film, whichfocussed on continuous education along with NREGS (National RuralEmployment Guarantee Scheme).For shooting the documentary film the National Literacy Mission hadgiven the job to TOP and QUARCK pvt ltd company New Delhi.The National Literacy Mission has selected six districts in thecountry, where convergence activities are going in literacy and thethemes for each district is different.ChosenFurther, the six places which NLM (National Literacy Mission) haschosen for the making of documentary films are Chattisgarh ,Rajasthan, Kollam and Idukki of Kerala, Howrah in West Bengal,Cuddapahin Andhra Pradesh and Raichur district in Karnataka. Mr Venkatesh ofthe National Literacy Mission State Resource Centre's Nodal officerof Raichur district presently residing at Mysore, explained to theDeccan Herald that the film duration is about 27 minutes and already 9pages of progress literature is prepared. The topic of the documentarywould be 'convergence under continuous education at Raichur district ,Karnataka'.Moreover, Raichur is in the first place for achieving literacy alongwith development in the State.In the 200 districts where NREGS was implemented last year by theCentral government, Raichur district is one among the five districtsin the State selected for that.In this scheme most of them are illiterates and belong to the labourclass. Thus, inorder to bring literacy to the illiterate people thethen CEO of Raichur ZP had introduced continuous education schemealong with the NREGS. The decision however has borne fruits now andtoday Raichur is one of the districts, which is a success incontinuous education.Based on the works taken up by the zilla panchayat in developmentunder National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme like totalsanitation, vocational training,literacy where even the government andNGOs like Mahila Samakhya, Jalasamvardhana association, Nehru YouthCentre, Janahitha organisations also stove hard to make it a success.Today it is possible for 70 percent continuous education centres towork with sustainability amounting to sustainable development.

Courtsey from DH News Service, Raichur

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