The ambitious campaign aimed to educate around 16.3 lakh people in the district above the age of 10 on the Constitution, and the impact it has on their daily lives.
Welcome readers! Today we will be discussing the “The Citizen” campaign in the Indian district of Kollam in the Indian state of Kerala, which aimed to educate citizens on the Indian Constitution. The campaign was a success and Kollam is now India’s first Constitution-literate district. We will explore the details and impact of this important initiative. The district panchayat, District Planning Committee, and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) jointly launched a campaign called “The Citizen” to educate citizens on various aspects of the Indian Constitution. This ambitious campaign aimed to educate people in the district on the Constitution, and the impact it has on their daily lives.
We will delve into the details of the campaign, its impact on citizens, and the significance of this initiative.
Constitution Literacy Campaign
The Kollam district panchayat, District Planning Committee, and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) jointly launched “The Citizen” campaign to educate 16.3 lakh people in the district above the age of 10 on various aspects of the Indian Constitution.
Impact on citizens
Citizens like Shanta, a 63-year-old woman from rural Kulathupuzha, who never knew her rights as a citizen, were enlightened by the campaign and now have a better understanding of their rights and the Constitution. The campaign was conducted by 2,200 trainers called “senators” who visited schools, offices, auto stands, and tribal councils to spread awareness.
Declaration of Kollam as India’s first Constitution-literate district
Kollam will officially be declared India’s first Constitution-literate district by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on January 13, 2023. The authorities plan to continue the campaign even after the official declaration, with activities like distributing the Preamble of the Constitution to households and installing it at government, quasi-government, and private institutions and schools.
Significance of the Campaign
The campaign was a remarkable success in educating citizens, who were unaware of the Constitution, on their rights and the importance of the document. It is an ongoing effort to ensure that all citizens are aware of the Constitution and their rights as citizens.
In conclusion, “The Citizen” campaign in Kollam has been a huge success, with 16.3 lakh citizens being educated on the Indian Constitution and their rights as citizens. The campaign has had a significant impact, and Kollam is now officially India’s first Constitution-literate district. It serves as an important reminder of the need for ongoing efforts to ensure all citizens understand their rights.
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