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Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

: Mission has taken up a programme to educate an estimated 50 lakh people across the state on the fundamentals of the country's Constitution

"The Constitutional literary course covers the history behind the framing of the constitution, fundamental rights and duties, secularism and gender equality," of State Mission, Dr P S Sreekala said.

The programme launched recently will come to a close on January 26, 2019, she said.

The State Mission, which will be conducting the programme, has brought out a handbook containing basic Constitutional principles.

This will be used by over one lakh resource persons - including 70,000 equivalency course learners - to impart classes to the public in the coming days, a press release here said.

Speaker, P Sreeramakrishnan on Thursday released the constitution literacy book prepared by the State Literacy Mission Authority as part of the programme. The first copy was received by Minister C Ravindranath.

The programme, to be conducted in association with the State Assembly, will be implemented in 21,908 wards in the State, to make understanding of the Constitution and its provisions easy for all.

Sreeramakrishnan called for more stress on the Constitution in the academic curriculum.

The book communicates through illustrations, posers, and short notes the essence of the Constitution in an easy manner.

The Preamble, Fundamental Rights, articles that guarantee these rights, and Fundamental Duties of a citizen are explained in a manner than can be understood by all.

There is no better time to revisit the Constitution and we plan to do just that by rolling out certificate courses on the Constitution in the near future.

Lessons on the Constitution may also find their way into the textbooks of KSLMA's equivalent courses up to the higher secondary level shortly, Sreekala said.

KSLMA conducteda training programme in Kochi for its district coordinators from across the state on how to go about the Constitution literacy programme.

These coordinators will train district-level instructors and resources persons, who, in turn, will train local body and ward-level resource persons.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 19:40 IST