Posted Date: 01 Mar, 2012
KATHMANDU: Rotary International President Kalyan Benarjee today said e-learning is crucial for the eradication of illiteracy from South Asia.
Benarjee, talking to mediapersons upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, said Rotary will soon come up with ways to eradicate illiteracy from South Asia in a decade.
After South Asia Colombo Conference for Cooperation and Development last year, Rotary has initiated a literacy project in South Asia noting that illiteracy is a major cause of poverty and unemployment in the region.
Benarjee is here to attend the three-day Rotary South Asia International Literacy Conference, which President Ram Baran Yadav will inaugurate tomorrow.
Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights of Government of India, Shanta Sinha, Sri Lankan Member of Parliament, Rajiva Wijesinha, Bangladesh Education Minister Afsaraul Ameen and Maldivian Education Minister Asim Ahmed, among others, are taking part in the conference that has RI District 3292, Nepal, as the organiser.
Rotary International director Shekhar Mehta said deliberations and sharing of literacy efforts among South Asian countries will help devise strategies to further the literacy movement.
(Source: The Himalayantimes)