International Literacy Day 2021: Amidst the corona epidemic, World Literacy Day 2021 is being celebrated worldwide today, 8 September. This day is celebrated to recognize the importance of literacy and to remind literacy as a right. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared 8 September 1966 as International Literacy Day.
International Literacy Day 2021: Theme
This year’s theme for World Literacy Day is “Literacy for human-centered recovery: bridging the digital divide”. The theme of ILD 2021 is set to create greater awareness among people about digital literacy. Notably, the corona epidemic has had a significant impact on the education of children, young people and adults and has created many difficulties, which has increased the division of knowledge among citizens.
What is the history of Literacy Day
UNESCO first decided to celebrate International Literacy Day on 7 November 1965. Thereafter, a day was set for this, and since then, World Literacy Day is celebrated every year on September 8. This day of UNESCO, the first literacy day since 1966, was launched the following year.
Why is World Literacy Day celebrated?
This day is celebrated to help people realize the need for literacy and their rights for social and human development. Literacy not only helps people live better lives but also helps to eradicate poverty, control the population, reduce child mortality. This day is celebrated to encourage people for better education. UNESCO hosts many programs in schools, colleges and villages to make people aware of this day.
Literacy rate in India
According to the last census of 2011, India was 74.04 percent literate, an increase of 9.2 percent over the last decade (2001-11). According to UNESCO, the country will take another 50 years to achieve universal literacy, ie 2060.
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