Making an impassioned appeal for eradicating illiteracy and ignorance among the children of the world, Britain’s Chancellor of Exchequer Gordon Brown has said an estimated 10 billion dollars were needed for this.
“We must make a pledge to eradicate illiteracy and ignorance among the 100 million children around the world and every child in every continent must have the right to education,” Brown, who was the guest of honour at a dinner at the Advait Centre in Wembley last night, said.
The impressive function was attended among others, by NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul and Former minister in the British cabinet Keith Vaz.
In his fervent appeal, Chancellor Brown said a conference of all countries would be convened shortly to raise 10 billion dollars for the eradication of illiteracy.
Brown also supported a suggestion made earlier by Vaz that ethnic minorities must get their representation in all walks of life on merit and there should be no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or colour of the skin.
Referring to Labour’s own Sure Start playgroups for replacing their Christmas parties with politically-correct “winter celebrations”, Brown said “the children of all faiths all over Britain will be looking forward to Christmas in a few weeks time and it is right that they can celebrate Christmas.” Vaz described Brown as one of the strongest champions of diversity and praised his steadfast view that economic success must go hand in hand with social justice.
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Posted on December 14th, 2006 at 7:24 am.
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