Week – long Education and Literacy Day to be marked



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Bhaktapur, Sept 2: The Non – Formal Education Centre, Sanothimi is set to mark a week-long 38th National Education Day and 51st International Literacy Day beginning Sunday. 

At a press conference held on Friday, Centre's Director Choodamani Poudel briefed the attending journalists on the event. 

Poudel said that only 38 districts across the country have been declared fully literate although the centre had earlier set a target of declaring all 75 districts fully literate. 37 districts are still waiting for the designation of being fully literate. The legal provision requires 95 per cent of the citizens of the concerned district to be literate before the designation is granted. 

"The Khotang, Dadeldhura, Parbat, Myagdi, Sankhuwasabha, Sunsari and Terhathum districts that are in ready position to be declared fully literate have not been officially designated the status because the election code was enforced," Poudel clarified. He added that all the remaining districts will be declared fully literate once the elections are over. 

The centre will be marking the education day under the banner 'Federal Nepal a Base for Prosperity, Standard Education Everyone's Right'. It will mark the International Literary Day with the slogan 'Literacy in a Digital World'. 

As per the programme schedule, the Centre will plant trees and stage street dramas in Gundu and Kathmandu on September 3. 

Director Poudel elaborated further that a folk song competition will be held on literacy. A document on post – literacy transformation will also be screened. A class on awareness will also be held at the Nepal Academy on September 8. RSS