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
"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
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.
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