International Literacy Day: Insights you should know

International Literacy Day is an international observance. It is celebrated each year on 8th September. UNESCO declared this day as International Literacy Day. All UN member states celebrate this day.

Why we celebrate International Literacy Day? 

All UN member states/Country observes International Literacy day to highlight the importance of  Literacy in individual people, communities, and society. To make them aware about the word: “literacy” and “literate”. There are so many people in some countries, who don’t know what is that and why this is important. 

Literacy means ability to read and write in atleast one method as per any mainstream dictionary. This helps people lead a good life. 

Why is Illiteracy is a problem? 

Illiteracy influences a person in all parts of their life. An ignorant individual can’t read and write. Subsequently can’t join the labour force or may function as untalented work, need attention to settle on an educated choice which influences them and their local area.

Further, uneducated guardians don’t get similar schooling as their children can get that time, so they can’t tech their children. Regardless of whether they go to a similar school, these guardians can not have the sort of mindfulness instructed guardians can provide for their children. Henceforth, lack of education turns into an endless loop influencing the social and financial advancement of India. And in this way the future system of a country remains same and 

History:

UNESCO declared on 26 October 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. UN member countries  celebrated this day for the first time in 1967. UNESCO decided to celebrate this day to make people aware about Literacy.

Why is Illiteracy is a problem? 

Illiteracy influences a person in all parts of their life. An ignorant individual can’t read and write. Subsequently can’t join the labour force or may function as untalented work, need attention to settle on an educated choice which influences them and their local area.

Further, uneducated guardians don’t get similar schooling as their children can get that time, so they can’t tech their children. Regardless of whether they go to a similar school, these guardians can not have the sort of mindfulness instructed guardians can provide for their children. Henceforth, lack of education turns into an endless loop influencing the social and financial advancement of India. And in this way the future system of a country remains same and 

Some Facts: 

• UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report on Education for All (2006) says, South Asia has the lowest regional adult literacy rate (58.6%). Sub-Saharan Africa (59.7%) is just before that. 

• Kerala has most literacy percentage (93.91%) in India. 

• India stands with 74.04% literacy rate according to Census 2011. 

• About 60 lakhs children are still drop school and become child labour. 

• India is ranked at 123 out of 135 countries in female literacy rate.

Some facts about International Literacy Day

How can you celebrate International Literacy Day?

The motto of the day is to aware people about Literacy and make them literate. This day you can make a literacy campaign. On this day you just can take anyone’s responsibility of their upbringing. This initiative can also make that person’s day. 

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