Mizoram jump-starts literacy campaign
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Last Updated: Friday, December 03, 2010, 17:40
  
Aizawl: With an eye on making Mizoram totally literate by 2011, the Mizoram government has launched the Rapid Action Total Literacy Campaign (RATLC).

Mizoram Education Minister Lalsawta has said that concerted efforts were being made to achieve hundred per cent literacy for the state with the launching of Rapid Action Total Literacy Campaign (RATLC).

According to an official statement, Lalsawta, who launched the RATLC in south Mizoram's Lunglei district yesterday, said that the mission was to make Mizoram a cent per cent literate state before the completion of the 2011 census.

Mizoram had achieved 90.27 per cent literacy rate in 2008, second in the country and next only to Kerala and the efforts would concentrate on southern districts of Lawngtlai and Lunglei and the Mizoram-Tripura border Mamit district.

Officials estimated that there were 12,129 illiterate people in Lawngtlai district and 4,200 and 2,845 illiterates in Lunglei and Lawngtlai districts respectively.

The Minister said that the mission to make Mizoram the most literate state in the country needed to be translated into a mass movement where the student bodies, NGOs and the church coordinated and cooperated with the government in the endeavour.

PTI


First Published: Friday, December 03, 2010, 17:40


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