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9 September, 2019 10:33:44 AM

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‘Laudable success achieved in reducing illiteracy rate’

International Literacy Day observed in cities
BSS, Rajshahi
‘Laudable success achieved in reducing illiteracy rate’

The International Literacy Day 2019 was observed here as elsewhere in the country yesterday in a befitting manner with the specific call of attaining cent percent literacy for overall development of the country.

District Administration organised a colourful rally, discussion meeting and film show amidst huge public gathering in the city in observance of the day.

Starting from the premises of Monibazar, the rally marched through some of the city streets before being ended at Shilpakala Academy. A discussion meeting was held there highlighting significance of the day.

“Literacy and Multilingualism” is this year’s theme which means literacy in many languages will guarantee a better life.

Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi division Jakir Hossain addressed the meeting as the chief guest while retired Principal of Shahmukhdum Degree College Dr Tasiqul Islam spoke as focal person with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Shariful Haque in the chair. Dr Islam narrated the aspects of attaining total literacy and put forward a set of recommendations on how to achieve the cherished goal.

Another report adds from RANGPUR: The country has achieved laudable success in reducing illiteracy rate through implementing various non formal education programmes on way to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Officials and educationists expressed the view yesterday at a post-rally discussion arranged at Town Hall here in observance of the International Literacy Day- 2019 with the theme of “Literacy and Multilingualism.”

The district administration and District Non Formal Education Bureau organised the discussion after bringing out a rally on the city streets aiming at creating public awareness to turn illiterate people into skilled human resources. Officials, employees and executives of different government departments and NGOs, teachers, students, civil society members, religious leaders and local elite participated in the rally.

Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan addressed the discussion as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Shukria Pervin in the chair.

Additional Police Super (promoted to Police Super) Maruf Hassan, Civil Surgeon Dr. Hirombo Kumar Roy, District Education Officer Roksana Begum, District Primary Education Officer Md. Shahidul Islam all spoke on the occasion as special guests.

Former Head of the Department of Bengali of Rangpur Begum Rokeya Government College Professor Mohammad Shah Alam discussed on importance of observance of the International Literacy Day.

Shukria Pervin discussed various government programmes taken to provide literacy knowledge, informal education, technical and vocational trainings to illiterate population to turn them into skilled human resources.

 “The government has achieved admirable success in last ten years in raising literary rate of the population to 73 per cent on way to attain 100 per cent literacy rate by 2030,’ she said.

BK

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