CHANDIGARH, March 25
‘Lok Shiksha Kendras’ would be inaugurated in all the 334 gram panchayats in district Sirsa of Haryana on March 29 and all these kendras would start functioning from the same day.
While stating this today, an official spokesman said that Administrative Officers alongwith Chairmen of Block Samitis, Sarpanches of villages, Principals and Head Masters of schools would be Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony of these kendras. A district level function would be held in village Begu where Deputy Commissioner would inaugurate the Lok Shiksha Kendra.
He said that Lok Shiksha Kendras have been set up in all government buildings of villages of the district including Panchayat Bhawan, Anganwari Centre, Patwar Bhawan, Community Centre, Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Soochna Kendra under Sakshar Bharat Mission. As many as 668 facilitators including both men and women have already been appointed to work in these Kendras. Voluntary teachers for these Kendras are being identified to teach the illiterate people. The facilitators would also inspire the illiterate people of the concerned village towards education and bring them to these kendras where they would be provided with practical knowledge alongwith theoretical knowledge.
He said that a survey was conducted to identify illiterate people between the age group of 18 and 80 years in 292 villages of the district under the Sakshar Bharat Mission. As many as 1,38,366 persons including both men and women were found illiterate in this survey. He said that classes of eight to ten illiterate persons would be conducted in Lok Shiksha Kendras in villages and they would be provided 300 hours training that is one hour of study every day. After completion of this period, a test would be organized which would be as per norms of National Open School. Those who would get through, would be issued a certificate for having passed Class III . He said that reading and learning material namely ‘Sanjhi Pehel’ has already reached these Kendras and it would be distributed free of cost in the classes.