Sikkim, chief minister Pawan Chamling said that state is fast moving towards achieving 100 per cent literacy which will make it the best state in the country. Chamling came out with the view that the Sikkim government will emphasize quality education in order to make it the best in the country.
As explained by Chamling his government is focusing on providing quality education to the youth of the state. Apart from this the state government is also doing its best to furnish education to adults who were deprived of education in childhood. The CM said, "We have set up adult education centres at the gram panchayat level for such adults."
Chamling said this during his interaction with a group of journalists visiting Sikkim supported by Press Club, Kolkata last week.
Chamling then mentioned," We have achieved 96 percent literacy rate already and fast moving towards achieving 100 percent to become the best in the country. From now onwards our stress will be on quality education for the youth of Sikkim." Chamling in addition to this added that his government wants to make education accessible to every citizen of the state.
When Chamling came to power in 1994, Sikkim had a literacy rate of mere 54 per. In 2011 his government achieved 85 per cent literacy and now aims to achieve 100 per cent literacy rate by in 2019. Chamling is now serving his 5th term as Chief Minister of Sikkim which makes him the longest-serving chief minister of India. Chamling even broke the record of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu, who held the position of for 23 years.
Reports say that the Sikkim government had established seven universities and 25 colleges in the state in the last two years. Apart from attaining 100 per cent literacy, his government besides focuses on afforestation, commerce, and trade. Chamling said, "From setting up colleges and universities we have also set up adult education centres at the gram panchayat level to educate adults who were deprived of school education during their growing up years,"