Padhna Likhna Abhiyan launched

ITANAGAR, Jan 12:  The Padhna Likhna Abhiyan (PLA), new Govt literacy scheme to impart functional literacy and numeracy to non- literate and non-numerate adults in both rural and urban areas across India the country in 15-year age group and above to achieve total literacy by 2030, said DIET senior lecturer RK Sah.

The PLA was launched in Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) office on Tuesday in presence of District Literacy Mission Authority executive committee members.

Around 1680 non-literates would be identified through survey within ICR and given instructor-based teaching in reading, writing and numeracy, Sah said through a PPT.

Oju Welfare Association (OWA) chairperson Ratan Anya while expressing their cooperation informed that OWA can begin initially with 60-70 people at its auditorium. She said that The OWA volunteers will also visit sectors/colonies to identify and impart teaching with the help of interns, sae said, adding vegetable vendors of Naharlagun daily market would also be encouraged to undergo the teaching.

Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society members will start identifying non-literates in each sector of Capital Region to  impart teaching at some convenient location in respective sectors, its secretary general Kani Nada Maling said.

Applauding OWA and APWWS, deputy commissioner Komkar Dulom hoped such cooperation would help the target to see the light of the day. He also assured all possible support to ensure success of the PLA. He directed assistant nodal officer Tori Gadi to complete the preliminary works for the survey to start. (DIPRO)

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