Saturday, November 27, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Illiteracy main cause of backwardness of ST/SCs: Sociologist

Illiteracy main cause of backwardness of ST/SCs: Sociologist

Published: Saturday, Nov 27, 2010, 19:00 IST
Place: Morigaon (Assam) | Agency: PTI

Eminent sociologist TG Jogdamb today said that illiteracy was the main
cause of backwardness of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in
"Successive governments have taken several populist measures to uplift
the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in the country but illiteracy remains
the main cause for their backwardness", Jogdamb said while delivering
the key-note address of an UGC National seminar on 'Scheduled Caste in
India dimension of their socio-economic mobility, inequality and

Emancipation of Dalit, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other
Backward Castes (OBCs) should not be just a political slogan but
should be earnestly implemented by the authorities by primarily
focussing on eradication of illiteracy, he said.

"Dr Ambedkar has emphasized on education among all sections of people
in free India's constitution", he added.

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