Enhance literacy levels in district: Collector Rana
Participating in a meeting at Narayanapur village of Navipet mandal in the district on Tuesday, she said that adults in the villages should attend...
Nizamabad: District Collector Dr Yogitha Rana said that 18 government officials would be posted in each village under various capacities and it was up to the people of the respective village to utilise their services properly for developing the village.
Participating in a meeting at Narayanapur village of Navipet mandal in the district on Tuesday, she said that adults in the villages should attend classes organised at the Sakshara Bharat centres. They should attend the classed during the nights to make themselves literate, in spite of their busy schedule, she added.
The District Collector lamented that 40 per cent of women in the district were illiterate. There was only 53 per cent of literacy during the last four years, she added. She said that if Nizamabad was to become a model district, there should be 100 per cent literacy and the people should strive for it.
Collector Rana said that it was unfortunate that most of the people in the villages were sending their children to private schools and the government would take all necessary steps to improve the conditions in government schools. Qualified teachers would be appointed in government schools, she added.
She said that the private schools were luring the people through sheer propaganda and aggressive publicity drives though teachers in private schools were not so qualified.
Teachers should take classes without fail, she added.Rana lamented that children below the age of six years were not coming to 130 anganwadi centres. She urged the parents to send their children to the anganwadi centres so they would get nutritious food and remain healthy.
She advised the pregnant women and lactating mothers to make use of the Arogya Lakshmi scheme under which full meals would be provided to them once daily. They should be careful in not becoming anemic, she added.
The collector said that people should visit villages at the field level to get a first hand knowledge of the implementation of the Arogya Lakshmi scheme.Sepcial officer Sachin, MRO Anil Kumar and others were present.