Saas-bahu join war against illiteracy

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Barwani, MP, Sep 19 (UNI) In a marked departure from 'saas-bahu' squabbles beamed into drawing rooms via the idiot box, a woman and her daughter-in-law will become literate under the same roof through computers.

This district's Talab village-resident Pinki Bai and her mother-in-law Lilabai and shepherd family's Rekha Gildar with her mother Iptibai have been receiving education through laptop, computer, animations, stories and music.

''In Madhya Pradesh, a target has been set to literate 5,000 women in 41 centres in Ratlam, Barwani, Dewas and Shajapur districts with the help of seven NGOs by May 2009 under Tara Akshar Saksharta Pariyojana,'' Project National Director Colonel M S Ahluwalia told UNI here today.

He said that under this project 46,000 females, including 150 handicapped, hailing from 1,520 villages of 282 blocks in 61 districts of six Hindi speaking states have been facilitated last year.

''This scheme is implemented under the joint auspices of Indian Multi National Company 'Sujlon', Non Government Organisation (NGO) 'Development Alternatives' and Tara Hat across the nation,'' said Niwali Kasturba Gandhi Ashram posted Scheme Incharge Rajendra Sharma.

The project was launched in eight villages in this tribal-dominated district's Niwali block, the mother-in-law, daughter-in-law and their daughters have been getting education in Devnagri script.

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