Myagdi, Jan 23 (RSS): The Maygdi district has been declared as literate district here on Monday.
The district was declared as attaining the status of a 'literate district' after 96.27 per cent of the total population between 15 to 60 years of age achieved the required literacy.
Member of the federal parliament from the district, Bhupendra Bahadur Thapa, made this announcement at a programme jointly organised by the District Non-formal Education Committee and the District Education Office here on Monday.
With this, Myagdi has become the 39th district in the country to be declared as obtaining the 'literate district' status.
On the occasion, the Centre for Non-formal Education under the Ministry of Education presented a certificate to the District Education Office, Myagdi for its success in declaring the district as the 'literate district'.
A household survey conducted by the District Education Office found that 79,739 people out of the total population of 82,826 of the 16-60 years age group had achieved the literacy standard required for the district to be declared as a literate district.