• A nation wide campaign is being organized by National Literacy Mission from the 18th of this month to promote Saakshar Bharat Programme.
  • A country wide jatha will be organized covering 22 states, 180 districts, 1000 blocks, over 16,000 panchayats. President Mrs Pratibha Devisingh Patil will flag off the Saakshar Bharat Yatra from Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • The objectives of the Saakshar Bharat Yatra include to draw the attention of the entire country towards this Programme and to carry out a nationwide campaign for mobilization of public opinion and enthusiasm towards the importance and need of Literacy and Life Long Education among others.