Kokrajhar, June 6: BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary today inaugurated a model adult education centre in urban areas at Titaguri in Kokrajhar development block.
Built under the Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra programme, this Rs 25-lakh centre will have the training and capacity building facilities, citizens’ centreand workstations.
The programme, monitored by the State Resource Centre, Assam, aims to reach out to the people who missed the opportunity of receiving an education. The programme is part of the 18 flagship projects of the Centre.
The director of the resource centre, Samiran Brahma, said the programme would endeavour to reach every unlettered and neo-literate person.
Women, Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Caste, minorities, and other disadvantaged sections will be able to attend the literacy centres, he added.
He said all the teaching and learning materials would be provided by the government.
“Beyond the basic literacy, the neo-literates will be enable to pursue their education further,” he said.
He said two people would be engaged to co-ordinate all the activities of Saakshar Bharat in each adult education centre set up in gram panchayats.
Along with the programme, a Saakshar Bharat campaign for the BTAD area was also held at Iragdao community hall today.
Kokrajhar MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary attended the programme.
Bwiswmuthiary said Saakshar Bharat emphasised education for the people who did not get an education on account of poverty and other difficulties such as not having access to school.
Altogether 12 districts in Assam, including the fours BTC districts of Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Baksa and Chirang have been selected for the project. ‘The project in Chirang, Udalguri and Baksa will begin soon,” Brahma said.