International Development News
Development News Edition
Give Feedback


PTI Thiruvai
Updated: 07-12-2018 19:41 IST

Constitutional literacy programme to cover 50 lakh people in


Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (PTI): Kerala Literacy

Mission has taken up a programme to educate an estimated 50

lakh people across the state on the fundamentals of the

country's Constitution

"The Constitutional literary course covers the history

behind the framing of the constitution, fundamental rights and

duties, secularism and gender equality," Director of Kerala

State Literacy Mission, Dr P S Sreekala said.

The programme launched recently will come to a close

on January 26, 2019, she said.

The State Literacy Mission, which will be conducting

the programme, has brought out a handbook containing basic

Constitutional principles.

This will be used by over one lakh resource persons -

including 70,000 equivalency course learners - to impart

classes to the public in the coming days, a press release here


State Assembly Speaker, P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday

released the constitution literacy book prepared by the Kerala

State Literacy Mission Authority as part of the programme. The

first copy was received by Education Minister C Ravindranath.

The programme, to be conducted in association with the

State Assembly, will be implemented in 21,908 wards in the

State, to make understanding of the Constitution and its

provisions easy for all.

Sreeramakrishnan called for more stress on the

Constitution in the academic curriculum.

The book communicates through illustrations, posers,

and short notes the essence of the Constitution in an easy


The Preamble, Fundamental Rights, articles that

guarantee these rights, and Fundamental Duties of a citizen

are explained in a manner than can be understood by all.

There is no better time to revisit the Constitution

and we plan to do just that by rolling out certificate courses

on the Constitution in the near future.

Lessons on the Constitution may also find their way

into the textbooks of KSLMA's equivalent courses up to the

higher secondary level shortly, Sreekala said.

KSLMA conducteda training programme in Kochi for its

district coordinators from across the state on how to go about

the Constitution literacy programme.

These coordinators will train district-level

instructors and resources persons, who, in turn, will train

local body and ward-level resource persons.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)