International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8th September globally every year. The purpose of the Literacy Day celebration is to highlight the importance of literacy among individuals, communities, and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. Literacy is the most important aspect of human lives, and this day reminds us of that. Education is important for humans to grow and create a sustainable environment for living and it is the 21st century where Literacy is a must for the up-gradation.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free – Frederick Douglass
World Literacy Day: History
International Literacy Day was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.
On the occasion of International Literacy Day, the Adda247 team is celebrating the Digital Bharat Digital Tayyari.
World Literacy Day: Significance
Literacy is the most important aspect of human lives today to grow and create that environment for survival. Today, Despite progress made over the years, at least 773 million young people and adults lack basic literacy skills. This pandemic has disturbed the process of learning for children, young people, and adults at an unprecedented scale. It has also magnified the pre-existing inequalities in access to meaningful literacy learning opportunities.
Even after Coronovirus and lockdown situation, all educational organizations were making efforts to find alternative ways to ensure the continuity of learning, including distance learning, often in combination with in-person learning. However, access to literacy learning opportunities has not been evenly distributed.
Learning is a process that can be begun at any stage, at any age and there are lots of options also like distance learning, online classes. Digitalization has helped a lot to connect students to their teachers in pandemics.
World Literacy Day 2021:Theme
The world has been suffering from a global pandemic in the face of the COVID-19 virus for almost two years and due to this the education and literacy have been hampered a lot. This year the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has announced to celebrate International literacy day 2021 with the “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide” theme.
UNESCO tweeted: “Digital skills have become a key factor to access life-saving information. But over half of the world’s population lack basic skills for computer-based activities. We must step up efforts to expand #literacy and digital skills for all!”
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