National Workshop on literacy Programme at KU
Prof Punjabi for evolving ‘new university model’
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Srinagar, Apr 1: Kashmir University Vice-Chancellor Professor Riyaz Punjabi on Friday said the KU would work for “evolving a new university model for national literacy programmes to be carried in the state.”
He was speaking at the second day of the national workshop Role of State Resource centres in accelerating Saakshar Bharat Programme being held at Gandhi Bhawan, KU.
“If we do not push the national literacy missions in the state then we will face a number of obstacles and problems,” said the Vice-Chancellor, who is also the Chairman of the State Resource Centre.
He added that in the past the implementation of the literacy programmes was difficult.
“We had to make people understand the utility of literacy programmes. People used to ask what the worth of education is. We had to make them understand by giving examples like literacy makes it possible to read the bus number, bank account operation etc,” he added.
The VC said the Vice-Chancellors of universities across the country could play an important role in the new literacy programmes.
“If we involve them in this process, it can give a boost to the programmes,” he said.
He also added that involving Panchayats could also be considered.
Jagmohan Singh Raju while appreciating the concern of the VC towards the literacy programmes said: “We should have at least 10 models on the shelf for universities, state, NGOs and so on, for implementation of literacy programmes.”
“If Kashmir takes the lead in evolving the university model, then it can be extended to other universities as well,” he added.
Director SRC J&Kn Showkat Farooqi briefed the gathering about the proposed plan of implementation of the Saakshar Bharat Programme in the state.
The three day workshop has brought together directors of state resource centres from all over India. In all 35 participants are expected to present papers related to the plan of work for implementation of the literacy programme.
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