Awareness drive on contagious diseases

We need to put in more efforts to eradicate illiteracy, says BBMP Special Commissioner

Combining an awareness drive on the diseases that have plagued the City over the months along with the literacy campaign, a special drive was taken out by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) along with the district literacy chapters.
Traditional dancers from Shimoga and local artisans were roped in to bring awareness among the citizens in the City.
Fervour:  An awareness jatha was held in Bangalore on Tuesday.  DH PHOTO
Flagging off the campaign, Special Commissioner, BBMP, Maheshwara Rao stated that there was a need to increase the fervour in the literacy campaign in Bangalore. “We still need to put in a lot of efforts to eradicate illiteracy from the City, and for this, we need all the support we can garner from volunteers,” Rao added. According to the statistics with the Palike, the literacy rate is at 86.14 per cent in the BBMP jurisdiction, it is as low as 46 percent in the slums of the City. The campaign attracted mostly the lower class people residing in the Palike jurisdiction along with hordes of children and college going students. Artisans dressed in colourful attires entertaining the people and huge banners to adopt preventive measures for H1N1, Chikungunya and Dengue were displayed at the Palike literacy centre in Shivajinagar. The campaign took off from Shivajinagar, passed through Queens Road and ended at the Ambedkar Bhavan  where the CM was scheduled to arrive for a function commemorating the International Literacy day. 

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