Bhopal, November 3, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan): In order to increase literacy among women, girls’ hostels are being run in 201 block headquarters of the state with cooperation of the Central government. As many as 20 thousand girls are residing in these hostels and pursuing studies. It may be mentioned that the school education department has spent Rs. 52 crore for operating these hostels in the last year. Moreover, building construction work has been started for the sanctioned girls’ hostels at 201 block head quarters of the state. Under these, the construction of 75 hostels has been completed. The girls’ hostel scheme has been implemented in these 201 block head quarters keeping in view the low women literacy rate in comparison to average national literacy rate. State Level Role Play and Folk Dance competition is being organized at PGBT institute situated at Berasia Road Bhopal on November 10 and 11 under the National Population Education Project. Winners of district level role play and folk dance competition will get chance to perform in the state level competition. Directives have been issued by the Commissioner State Education Center to the District Education Officers and Principal DIET regarding this. Prizes to the winners will be distributed at the evening of November 11.