Union Minister of Human Resource Development Praksah Javadekar said that children have key role to eradicate illiteracy from our country. He urged all students to come forward and teach their illiterate family members so that they also can read and write.
Speaking at the National level function to celebrate 52nd International Literacy Day in New Delhi, he also said that if we want to achieve target of complete literacy in coming years then we need to work together in the education sector. He also suggested that to increase the pace of learning in illiterate people we should simplify the material and teaching method so that they can learn easily.
Expressing concern that a large number of illiterate people in the country even after 70 years of independence, the Union Minister said to eradicate illiteracy from India literacy mission must be a social movement across the country. He further said that Government is committed to make New India and New India will be literate India (Saakshar Bharat). A new nationwide programme like swachh Bharat mission will also be launched to achieve the target timely, he added.
The Minister also said that we see education sector as a whole therefore we recently launched ‘Samagra Siksha’ which is an integrated scheme for school education extending support to States from pre-school to senior secondary levels for the first time.