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First Completely “Functionally Literate”District In India

First Completely “Functionally Literate”District In India:

Tribal-dominated Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh has become the first completely “functionally literate” district in India.

  • Functional illiteracy comprises reading and writing skills that are required to manage daily living and employment tasks.
  • Such tasks require reading skills beyond the basic level.
  • It is the opposite of illiteracy, which is defined as the inability to read or write in any language.
  • To make people functionally literate, a major campaign was launched on Independence Day 2020, in association with the school education department, Anganwadi & social workers, women and child development department, to educate women and senior citizens.

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