Governor B L Joshi inaugurated Saakshar Bharat Mahotsav in Lucknow on Friday. The three-day event to promote adult education in Uttar Pradesh,will be attended by a host of dignitaries,including Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari,Human Resource and Development Minister Kapil Sibal and Olympic Bronze medalist MC Mary Kom,among others. The festival coincides with World Literacy Day,which falls on Saturday September 8.
Maharashtra official found dead in hotel room
A top official of Maharashtra State Institute of Adult Education was found dead in his hotel room in Lucknow on Friday. He was in the city to take part in the Sakshar Bharat Mahotsav. Police said Vijay Somaji Jadhav (52) was staying at Mera Mann Hotel in Hussainganj with his colleague PS Udavant. On Thursday night,both had their dinner together and slept in a double bedroom of the hotel. No external injury marks has been found on Jadhavs body,said police.