Rasool Pur, a small village in Pakistan, located in the isolated areas of the northeastern Punjab province, has shaped a model for an ideal civilization for the whole world with a 100% literacy rate and 0% crime rate.
According to the report, the village, having a 100% literacy rate and 0% crime rate, celebrated the International Literacy Day on September 8 annually with people cheering each other and escalating school teachers for their strong commitment towards education.
Mehtaab Jahan, principal of Government Girls High School Rasool Pur, said: “I was transferred here two years ago and got amazed by the remarkable sense of responsibility of the people. No one litters on the road; the whole village is a non-smoking zone.”
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Moreover, Rasool Pur has approximately 2,000-3,000 inhabitants, with most of its citizens being traditional Ahmadani Baloch. Their families moved from Balochistan to the district of Southern Punjab in 1933-34.
At that time, they did not have any permanent source of income, therefore, education developed their tool to earn a source of living.
The village has one primary school and two high schools. After the completion of secondary education, students go to a college in the adjacent township of Jampur city, that is 8-10 kilometers (5-6 miles) away.
“I have 300 girls in my school and there is almost the same number of students in the boys’ school. We do not believe in how the United Nations define literacy – as the ability to sign one’s name – every person here has to finish high school, otherwise, the elders do not give them permission to participate in the society,” said Jahaan.
Furthermore, emphasizing the importance of women education, Mehtaab Jahan said, “All the women of Rasool Pur are educated here. This shows that they understand the importance of women’s education. This is the main reason that all the children, as soon as they reach the age of 4-5, start their education.”
Muhammad Farooq, who is the Assistant Commissioner of Jampur, also shed light on the significance of this village about how our country is observed around the world.
“This village is representing Pakistan’s actual image in the whole world. They contribute in making it possible for everyone to get education and maintain a clean and friendly environment to live in.”