Mizoram jump-starts literacy campaign

Last Updated: Friday, December 3, 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 3, 2010 - 17:40

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