Sikkim is set to become a fully literate by 2018, said Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, who was on Wednesday conferred Doctorate of Literature ( Honoris Causa ) by the private Shri Ramasamy Memorial (SRM) University.
The chief minister said that his government has given utmost priority to the education since assuming power in 1994 in order to safeguard the future of the young generation.
“It is because of our sustained efforts for more than two decades that Sikkim is set to become a fully literate state by 2018,” he added.
Further stressing on the importance of the education he added “Education plays an important role in shaping the new generation not only in professional career, but as human beings too.”
SRM provides higher education in Sikkim and other parts of the country. The award is the third conferred on the 67-year-old Chamling since 2003. Sikkim Manipal University had honoured him with Ph.D degree in 2003 and Sikkim University with Doctorate of Philosophy degree in July this year.