POST TIME: 9 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Call to turn illiterate population into skilled human resources
International Literacy Day observed in Rajshahi

Call to turn illiterate population into skilled human resources

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a post-rally discussion here yesterday stressed the need to attain cent per cent literacy for overall development of the country. “Total literacy is the precondition to make people skillful human resources along with freeing the nation from unemployment problem,” they said, reports BSS.

District Administration and Non Formal Education Bureau jointly organised the discussion in the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office marking the International Literacy Day- 2018.

“Literacy and Skills Development” is the global theme of the day this year which is targeted to raise awareness among people about the importance and relevance of literacy and adult learning. Different government, non-government and voluntary organisations are observing the day with a fresh vow to make the nation free from the curse of illiteracy.

To mark the day, the district administration organised a colourful rally, discussion meeting, film show and essay competition for students.

A large number of people, including different government, non- government and development organisations, participated in the procession which was brought out from C& B Crossing and ended at the meeting venue after parading some of the main thoroughfares of the city.

Commissioner of Rajshahi division Nur-Ur-Rahman and principal of Rajshahi College Professor Habibur Rahman addressed the discussion as the chief and special guests respectively with Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader in the chair.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Nasima Khatun and divisional deputy director of Department of Primary Education Abul Kalam Azad and District Primary Education Officer Nafisha Begum also spoke.

Another report add fro Rangpur: The International Literacy Day-2018 was also observed here with the theme of ‘Literacy and skills development’ with a call to turn illiterate people into skilled and human resources for building a developed digital Bangladesh.

The district administration and District Non-Formal Education (NFE) Bureau chalked out programmes, including bringing out of a colourful rally on the city streets followed by a discussion held at Town Hall auditorium in the city.

Acting Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ruhul Amin Mian led the rally participated by officials and executives of different government departments and NGOs, teachers, students, civil society members, professionals and elite of the city.

Later, the Acting Deputy Commissioner attended the post-rally discussion as the chief guest with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Abu Rafa Mohammad Arif in the chair.

Associate Professor of the Department of Bengali of Begum Rokeya University Dr Abu Saleh Muhammad Wadudur Rahman, District Education Officer Roksana Begum, District Primary Education Officer Tauhidul Islam and President of city Awami League Shafiur Rahman Shafi addressed as special guests.

Assistant Director of the District NFE Bureau Mosfikur Rahman delivered welcome speech narrating the government steps taken to provide literacy knowledge, informal education and training to illiterate population to turn them into skilled human resources.

Tauhidul Islam said the present government has achieved laudable success in raising the literary rate to 72.9 percent in the country following implementation of various programmes on way to attain 100 percent literacy rate by 2030.

Roksana Begum said achieving literacy knowledge is a prerequisite to turn illiterate population into skilled human resources by imparting necessary trainings to them for building a digital Bangladesh.

Dr Wadudur Rahman lauded the national education policy and put importance on its proper implementation to build an illiteracy-free country through spreading education among illiterate population to ensure national prosperity. The chief guest said the government is implementing various programmes to provide literacy knowledge and skill-building trainings to illiterate people to ensure their participation in the process of building a developed digital Bangladesh.