Leaving cities behind, it is the most literate village in Asia
Aligarh: “A man without education is like a bird without wings.” The old Tibetan proverb seems to be intensely followed by the people of Dhorra Mafi village in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh, making it not only the country's but Asia's most literate village.
Fascinatingly, most of the populace of this village are doctors, engineers, professors and other prestigious professionals.
Support of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU):
“Dhora Mafi is situated within a radius of two kilometres near AMU. The varsity has played a great role in prevailing education across the village,” said Noorul Ameen, former pradhan of the village.
Education centres in the village:
Dhorra Mafi has four secondary schools and five-six primary schools, of which few are government institutions while the others are private.
- Many Non Resident Indians (NRIs) reside in Dhorra Mafi village.
- The literacy rate in the village is almost 100 percent.
- Few of the natives of this village also work for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- Once, veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan talked about Dhorra Mafi in his popular show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), mentioning the fact that it was the most literate village in Asia.
- The village was even honoured by Limca Book of World records in 2002.