UNESCO Starts Literacy Programme for Netas; Ram Kadam, Su Swamy are First Students

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UNESCO Starts Literacy Programme for Netas; Ram Kadam, Su Swamy are First Students

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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his International Literacy Day, the United Nations noticed that its diversity programme was seriously lacking representation from India. So while the organisation continues to offer literacy programmes to children and adults around the world, it has come up with a novel scheme – like our governments do on Independence or Republic Day – to start a special training programme for our politicians.

Thanks to PM Modi’s clout on the global stage, UNESCO has favoured our country, and reportedly picked up a few “misquoted” and “misunderstood” desi politicians for the new scheme. Many netas, of course, deserved to be on the list, based purely on the merit of their statements. However, due to a stringent selection process, and a limit on the number of times you can spit on a wall abroad, only a few lucky ones made the cut.

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