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.