KLU Women''s Forum Literacy Programme - Empowering illiterate women.
International Literacy day - 8th September 2012
K L U Women's Forum conducted inaugural function of the literacy
programme on the occasion of International Literacy Day ( 8th September 2012).
Following are the details.
No. of Participants: Around 100 illiterate women from near by
villages of KLU
Venue: Jasmine Hall, K L University
Time & Date: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm on 8th September 10, 2012
Purpose: To motivate the illiterate women towards education by
bringing awareness on the necessity of education and inform them about the
action plan of literacy program
Programme started with a formal inaugural function at 3.30 pm. Dr.G.L.Datta,
Hon'ble Chancellor of K L University, Dr.N.Rangaiah, Registrar of K L
University, Mrs.S.V.N.L.Lalitha, Convener of KLU Women's Forum and
Mrs.M.Sreedevi, Co-convener of KLU Women's Forum participated in the event.
Mrs.Lalitha welcomed the participants to the Literacy Programme and informed
them about the purpose of the programme. She explained the literacy programme
planned by KLU Women's Forum to enable the illiterate women to read and write on
their own. Each of the participants will be assigned with a member to educate
them in learning the minimum requirements.
Dr. G.L.Datta gave the definition of literacy as "A person is said to be
literate if he/she can read, write and do some simple arithmetic calculations on
their own". He motivated the participants giving the statistics of literacy rate
in India with an emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion Dr.N.Rangaiah insisted on the importance of minimum
knowledge of reading and writing to every person to be self sustained. He
emphasized that every member of the teaching, non-teaching and student community
should take necessary steps to eradicate the illiteracy around KLU Campus.
Later Mrs.Sreedevi proclaimed that KLU Women's Forum is dedicated to improve
the literacy rate around KLU Campus in the coming years. She asked all the
participants to spread this through out the other members of their respective
villages. The first task of the literacy programme is to enable every
participant be able to put their signature instead of a thumb impression.
Education tool kits comprising a pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, books etc
were distributed among all participants. All participants received the function
very well and participated enthusiastically. Some of them shared their
experiences and thanked the organizers for coming forward to conduct such useful
Students gave a power point presentation on the need of child education and
adult education. They reiterated that every one of the participants must take
part actively in acquiring the primary education and avoiding child labour.
Presentation covered important government initiatives to promote literacy among
Some interesting games were conducted to the participants to bring out their
analytical and memory skills. All of them participated enthusiastically and
prizes were distributed to the winners.
Finally the inaugural function concluded with a request from the convener to
all the participants seeking their involvement stating that, "This is just the
inaugural function and a lot more to go to achieve; to improve the literacy rate
around our KLU campus. KLU Women's Forum invites all suggestions & improvements
in this regard".