Sikkim set for 100% literacy


GANGTOK, APRIL 19: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said that the Himalayan State is headed towards achieving 100% literacy.
Addressing a public meeting, during his ongoing 32-day tour of the State, in the East district on Monday, Chamling said his Government has given top priority to education and ensured that students from poor families get access to quality education.
“Sikkim is steadily moving towards being a 100% literate State,” Chamling said.
Chamling said that his Government has set up 26 colleges and 7 universities in the past 2 years to provide quality education to students.
A medical college and a veterinary college will be set up in the State and Sikkimese students will be given free education in these colleges, the Chief Minister said. (PTI)