India’s first state which achieves 100% primary education is “Kerala”.
Vice President ‘Hamid Ansari’ declared the news officially during his speech at the special event organized
at Kerala University Senate Hall in Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala achieved its 100% primary education target under the flagship primary education equivalency drive of the state literacy mission ‘Athulyam Scheme’
. Under this program, the targeted child’s were to provide primary school education aged between 15 and 50 years.
The mission was especially focused on the poor or deprived section of the state like the weaker section of Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe,
disabled as well.
The main aim of the State Level literacy mission was to educate all those who didn’t get or unable to complete their primary education up to the fourth standard
. To mark the third anniversary of this program, the second phase of Athulyam Scheme was launched as the second part of the Mission 676 of Kerala Government
. Under this scheme, the government took those people under the umbrella who failed to get the primary education due to some reasons to take the primary education qualification up to the fourth standard.
The Athulyam Scheme was launched by the Kerala Government in the year 2000
with being in association with the local bodies. Under this program, the first district of Kerala which achieved the 100% primary education in the Country was ‘Kunnur’ in the year 2001
. In June 2015, about 2.6 lakh candidates in Kerala appeared for the primary education examination and out of those about 2.2 lakh candidates qualifies the examination. The Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) has brought about drastic changes in the socio-economic phase of the state and the country as well.