SRC’s consultation programme on ‘literacy, education’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Sep 2017 10:17:05

Staff Reporter,


Sept 1,

The State Resource Center (SRC) (Adult and Continuing Education) organised a consultation on ‘Literacy and education in the present era’ recently. The chief guest of the discussion, Dr P K Tyagi, Joint Director, Directorate of Adult Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, (GoI) Prashant Pandey, Assistant Director (Training and Administrative), State Literacy Mission Authority, were special guests Malti Chandak, Member, Governing Council, State Resource Center. On this occasion, Tuhin Deb, Director, State Resource Center, Raipur delivered key notes regarding the issues.

The programme was conducted by Dr Manisha Vats and the Shabana Azmi, Senior Programme Coordinator. Guests were welcomed by offering medicinal plants. Dr Tyagi said that Saakshar Bharat Programme is actively operated in Chhattisgarh. Here is a positive approach to literacy. All the people in Chhattisgarh are working with full dedication. Consequently, good results have been achieved. All of you have contributed innovative efforts in the field of literacy outcome of which literacy program have achieved immense success, yet miles to go. We know that framing a literate society is a heavily daunting task and all of you are contributing with enthusiasm. The cultural surroundings of Chhattisgarh are very rich. I got an opportunity to come here and understand it. Dr Tyagi shared his experiences in the field of formal education. There is a link between formal education and informal education somewhere. So, all of us must work together for literacy and education then only India will be fully literate.

Pandey said the concept of development can only be done from education. Education begins with the mother’s womb. The person keeps on learning the whole life and there is no limit or age for learning. The State Literacy Mission Authority had actively operated the book reading campaign, which was recorded in the Limca Book of Records. Since Total Literacy Campaign, literacy program has been actively operated in the state. There were many innovative efforts in the field of literacy, and we conducted a program on superior parenting, with good results. In future, the program will be run in the urban areas of ‘Mukhyamantri Shahri Saaksharta program’, where we will provide technical knowledge to the people under the Digital India programme.Malti Chandak said that if women read, they would be able to give better education to their children. Literacy of women is a great leap towards empowerment. When the woman reads she became aware and empowered to counter any problem.

Deb said, Brazilian adult educationist Paulo Frieze has done an important work to provide literacy for the people of the disadvantaged sections. He presented a philosophy called ‘Shiksha Shastra of the oppressed’.  The literacy model of Paulo Frieze was adopted by the Kerala Shashtra Shahitya Parishad (Jan Vigyan Samiti in Kerala) in India, 1989 and Ernakulam District declared as total literacy District. The same experiment was implemented in Chhattisgarh in 1990-91. The literacy campaign of Durg, Bilaspur has many success stories, in which Shamshad Begum came out from Gundardehi fort, which inspired women to read and motivated women to become financially independent by forming self-help groups.