TN to achieve total literacy in 2 yrs: Barnala

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Chennai, Feb 25 (UNI) Tamil Nadu is aiming to achieve 100 per cent literacy and it will be achieved in a couple of years, Governor S S Barnala said today.

The Governor gave this information to a group of 21 students from Soka University, Japan, when they called on him at Raj Bhavan today, a Raj Bhavan release here said.

The Governor further told the students that the higher education in the state was better than most other states in the country, it said.

Japan and India were peace loving countries and were for progress, he said and wished the students all success.

The Japanese students from various disciplines like literature, law, eduction, economics and management called on Mr Barnala as part of their visit to the city on a two-week exchange programme.

On calling on the Governor, the students performed a Bengali dance, which they had learnt at Shantiniketan in Kolkotta.

In the city, the students would visit the Soka Ikeda College of Arts and Science for Women and interact with the students and participate in a cultural exchange meeting, the release added.

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