[lang_en]Prabha Rau, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh addressing the State level function jointly organised by State Literacy Mission Authority, Department of Adult Education, State Resource Centre H.P. and Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti to mark the International Literacy Day said that female literacy is the only solution for various existing social evils and for acheivement of total equality in terms of opportunities.
She said that female literacy would build a healthy society as awareness levels would be higher and would bring economic freedom to women and empower them in the right perspective.
She lauded Himachal Government’s efforts towards increasing literacy rate and added that NGO’s could play an effective role in increasing literacy rate further. She also released documents on status of literacy in Himachal Pradesh and presented a set of books for launching library movement by Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti.[/lang_en]