Source: The post is based on the article “Kollam is first Constitution literate district” published in The Hindu on 14th January 2023.
What is the News?
Kollam will be officially declared India’s first Constitution literate district by Kerala Chief Minister.
How was Kollam declared India’s first Constitution literate district?
The Constitution Literacy Campaign was launched jointly by the Kollam district panchayat, the District Planning Committee and the Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).
As part of the campaign, around 16.3 lakh people in the district above the age of 10 have been educated on various aspects of the Constitution and the strenuous process involved 2,200 trainers called ‘senators’.
The senators visited schools, offices, auto stands and tribal councils to spread awareness.
Impact of the campaign: A 63-year-old woman from Kollam district hardly knew that liberty of expression or equality of status was her right. Once enlightened, she has no doubt about where to place the Preamble of the Constitution of India. In her modest two-room house in Kollam, the preamble shares a wall with gods.