Amma Nannaku Chaduvu – fight to achieve total literacy
For the first time in Telangana, officials and students of Social Welfare Gurukul institutions in Bellampalli launched a programme as part of the efforts by an NGO Swaros to achieve total literacy with the slogan \'each one teach one’.
Mancherial: For the first time in Telangana, officials and students of Social Welfare Gurukul institutions in Bellampalli launched a programme as part of the efforts by an NGO Swaros to achieve total literacy with the slogan 'each one teach one’.
This goes well with the stand taken by the constitution maker Dr B R Ambedkar that education is the main weapon for reforming society.
Telangana Sankshema Gurukul Vidyalayala Samstha honorary secretary S V Praveen and Mancherial Collector R V Karnan, as the architects of this programme, have motivated many to take up the task as their social responsibility. The uneducated are being taught Telugu and English alphabets and number work.
- The programme was first launched in Rangampet
- Students visit each house and teach English and Telugu alphabets to the uneducated
- They also educate elders on voting rights
The programme, which took off in Rangampet village after it was adopted by the Samstha, has driven people across the State to join the literacy movement.
The students are taking up the literacy campaign in the village from 6 pm to 8 pm, visiting every house as part of which the uneducated are made to change for the better.
The students conduct rallies to motivate and create awareness among the uneducated that were identified during their house visits.
Even those aged 60 years are being made to write alphabets, among the 56 identified persons, in coordination/supervision of officials.
Swaros representative during a visit to Rangampet commented and complimented that the literacy efforts of the residents would benefit them in conducting cashless transactions.
The students, besides conducting literacy programmes, are educating the residents on their voting rights. Students like Vishnu, Karthik, Satish told The Hans India that it has been a pleasure for them to educate illiterate persons even while studying.
‘It gives us immenseatisfaction,’ they noted, while expressing surprise that they did not think that the drive would move so many people.
Residents of Rangampet Kamala, Rajamani, Durgam and Chinnakka while sharing their experience of writing alphabets told THI that it was memorable. ‘It is a morale-booster for us show that we too can identify alphabets’.