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March 30, 2009

IIT-G students launch 'Zero Illiteracy Zone' for neighbouring villages

Guwahati: With an aim to contribute something to society, students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) have launched a scheme "Zero Illiteracy Zone" to educate students from Class I to Class X from the neighbouring villages.

"We have been conducting regular classes for children to educate them and strengthen their foundation for the last six months," said a student from IIT-G.

At least 160 students have profited from their zero-illiteracy drive. Classes for the "Zero Illiteracy Zone" is conducted at Kendriya Vidyalaya, located in the IIT-G premises.

"We have noticed significant progress among students after examination held recently. Students were also felicitated by IIT-G volunteer. The other students have also been given consolation prizes," said Ashish Kakran, general secretary of IIT-G Students' Welfare Board.

The teaching sessions were not only for the youngsters in villages. They also benefited the Grade IV employees of the institute. The IIT-G students have been conducting English speaking classes for security guards so that they can converse with visitors from abroad. "These guards have started speaking in English," added Ashish. source:

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