District literacy mission will be constituted for the implementation of reading and writing campaign

District literacy mission will be constituted for the implementation of reading and writing campaign: Target to make one third of the untouchables literate in five years

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India, Monday, 19 October 2020

Read-write campaign This campaign will focus on basic literacy. The District Literacy Mission will be formed on the lines of the State Literacy Mission in each district. Under this campaign, a target of literacy of one third of the insecure people of the state in five years. In this campaign, the aspiring districts and districts with lower average than national and state literacy rate will be given priority. A state-level video conference was organized today from the Ministry of Naya Raipur to prepare the annual action plan for the reading and writing campaign. Shri D. Rahul Venkat, Director, SCERT and State Literacy Mission Authority, discussed the goal of making 2.5 lakh people literate this year in the meeting of District Education Officers, Principal of DIET and District Project Officer Literacy Mission of all districts of the state.

    The Assistant Director of the State Literacy Mission, Shri Prashant Kumar Pandey, informed through a power point presentation that an executive committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the general assembly and collector headed by the minister in-charge of the district or the chairman of the district panchayat. The responsibility of the Member Secretary will be that of the District Education Officer. The specialty of this campaign is that it will be completely volunteer based ie no remuneration will be provided to all the teachers themselves. Districts have been given autonomy in this campaign. Innovative activities will be encouraged in this. A separate cell will be set up in each district's diet to support academy and technical resources, which will be called District Literacy Center.

     The reading and writing campaign will be conducted in partnership with school and college students, NCC, NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and voluntary organizations. The district will submit its action plan to the state and the state will submit its action plan to the board for approval. Portal has been created by NIC, in which online action plan will be uploaded. Training of this subject was also organized by the Government of India today. After identifying the instructors of non-literates, training will be imparted duly. It will be evaluated by NIOS four times a year. The reading and writing campaign will be conducted in both urban and rural areas. Priority will be given to women, scheduled castes, tribes and minorities. Along with this, IT tools such as e-books, video lectures, mobile apps will also be used.

    Director of State Literacy Mission Authority, Mr. D. Rahul Venkat reviewed the district preparedness with all the district officials of Chhattisgarh and instructed them to establish the District Literacy Mission and District Literacy Center in DIET within two days. Keeping in mind Kovid-19, target number should be set this year.

    In the video conferencing, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Tak, Assistant Director of State Literacy Mission Authority, District Education Officer, Principal of DIET and District Project Officer and other officials attended.

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