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Kadapa, Tuticorin, Kollam get literacy awards

Chang-lang in Arunachal Pradesh and Hanumangarh in Rajasthan have been selected for their total literacy drive.

The districts were selected by a committee headed by Dr. M. Mathew (UNESCO), National Literacy Mission executive member Palode Ravi, National Open School Director K.R. Chandrasekhar, Mumbai University Director Vananda Chakravarty and National Literacy Mission convener A.M. Rajasekhar.

The awards would be presented here on September 8, coinciding with the National Literacy day, Human Resource Development Ministry, sources said on Tuesday.

The committee suggested that the award winning districts be given a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh each from next year.

Source: The Hindu

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