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Karimnagar aims at 100 per cent literacy by 2015

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Women taking out rally in Karimnagar on Sunday to mark the International Lliteracy Day .– Photo: By Arrangement
Women taking out rally in Karimnagar on Sunday to mark the International Lliteracy Day .– Photo: By Arrangement

Minister for Civil Supplies D. Sridhar Babu has called upon the officials to initiate all measures so as to achieve 100 cent per cent literacy rate in the district by March 2015.

Participating as the chief guest at the 47th International Literacy Day celebrations in Karimnagar town on Sunday, the Minister said despite the fact that the women in the district have empowered themselves economically , only 55 per cent of them are literate when compared to male literacy rate of 75 per cent. He asked the authorities to chalk out strategies to achieve 100 per cent literacy in Karimnagar in the next two years. Speaking on the occasion, Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah said the district still has 10.25 lakh adult illiterates in the age group of 15 years and above.

“At present, the district literacy rate stands at only 64 per cent and we have chalked out strategies to achieve 100 per cent literacy in the coming two years by utilising the services of 40,000 government staffers ,” the Collector said.

Speaking at the programme, Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar called upon the women to play a pivotal role in achieving 100 per cent literacy in the district. Later, the Collector administered a pledge to achieve the target. The Collector flagged off a rally to educate people on the importance of literacy.

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