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Chhattisgarh nominated for National Literacy Award

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Chhattisgarh selected for literacy award
For the first time since its formation in the year 2000, Chhattisgarh has been nominated for the National Literacy Award.

The award will be presented on the International Literacy Day which is celebrated on 8th September, 2013.

An official said, "For the first time after the formation of the state, Chhattisgarh has been selected for the Literate Indian National Literacy Award as it has attained remarkable achievements in the field of literacy."

He said, "Korea district and its village panchayat Patna will also get this award along with the state."

Every year, on the International Literacy Day, 1 state from the country, 2 districts at district level and 3 best village panchayats at panchayat level, are honoured for their outstanding achievements in literacy sector.

The official reported that, so far, many districts development blocks and village panchayats have been received this award in the state. In-spite of new state, primary education facility, has reached every settlement in the state.

In 2001, the literacy rate of Chhattisgarh was 64.66%, which has been increased to 70.28% in 2011. The women literacy rate was more than that of men during this period.

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