Ladakh Declared Full Functional Literacy Unit under ULLAS Program

Ladakh Declared Full Functional Literacy Unit under ULLAS Program

On June 24, 2024, Lieutenant Governor Dr. B.D. Mishra declared Ladakh as an administrative unit achieving Full Functional Literacy under the ULLAS – Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram.

Key Points:

  • Achievement: Ladakh surpassed 97% literacy, emphasizing foundational literacy, numeracy, and critical life skills.
  • Venue: Sindhu Sanskritik Kendra (SSK), Leh.
  • Participants: Dr. Mishra, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Smt. Archana Sharma Awasthi, Dr. Mohd. Jaffer Akhoon, Shri Sanjeev Khirwar, and over 500 new literates and volunteers.

Celebration Highlights

  1. Felicitation and Launch:
    • Neo-literates and volunteer teachers were honored.
    • Launch of the Annual Achievement Report 2023 of the school department.
  2. Motivational Address by Dr. B.D. Mishra:
    • Encouraged lifelong learning and parental involvement in education.
    • Advocated entrepreneurship alongside job-seeking among students.
    • Acknowledged Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s NEP 2020 for fostering national growth.

Address by Shri Sanjay Kumar

  • Congratulatory Message: Commended Ladakh’s achievement and pledged support from the Ministry of Education.
  • ULLAS Program: Highlighted its volunteer-driven model via the ULLAS Mobile App.
  • Impact: Stressed education’s transformative power and shared inspiring stories of dedication in adverse conditions.

Overview of ULLAS – Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram

  • Objective: Aligned with NEP 2020, aims to empower adults aged 15 and above through:
    • Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
    • Critical Life Skills
    • Basic and Vocational Education
    • Continuing Education
  • Implementation: Relies on volunteerism with 1.29 Crore learners and 35 lakh volunteer teachers nationwide.
  • Impact: Benefited over 77 Lakhs individuals, fostering national literacy and social integration.

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs):

  1. What was the literacy percentage achieved by Ladakh?
    • A) 90%
    • B) 97%
    • C) 100%
    • D) 85%
    • Answer: B) 97%
  2. Where was the declaration of Full Functional Literacy made in Ladakh?
    • A) Srinagar
    • B) Kargil
    • C) Leh
    • D) Ladakh City
    • Answer: C) Leh
  3. Which program did Lieutenant Governor Dr. B.D. Mishra declare Ladakh under?
    • A) UDAAN
    • B) UJALA
    • C) ULLAS
    • D) UDAN
    • Answer: C) ULLAS
  4. How many volunteer teachers are part of the ULLAS Mobile App?
    • A) 10 lakh
    • B) 25 lakh
    • C) 35 lakh
    • D) 50 lakh
    • Answer: C) 35 lakh