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International Literacy Day: India Progress, leaders tweets their opinions
On September 8, every year International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide. UNESCO declared the day on October 1996. The day signifies the necessity of literacy or the ability to write and read for every individuals, societies, and community. According to reports, the literacy rate in India stands at 62.8 %. However, functional literacy is necessary as India is a nation with over 280 million illiterate adults as well as adult education continues to be significant for the country. Both government and non-government organizations are working hard to bridge the gap between literacy rate and illiterate and reach cent percent literacy rate by 2020.
Leaders across the nation posted inspirational messages on International Literacy Day highlighted the progress, need and commitment towards the need of education in India.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on International Literacy Day wrote to remind Indians about our individual responsibilities to ensure that no children are deprived of seeking education.
CM Kejriwal tweeted: “International Literacy Day reminds us of our responsibility to ensure no child is deprived of education. This day strengthens our resolve to fulfill the promise that education for all is the way forward for India to become a developed nation.”
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot exclaimed education as a valuable investment for the future.
Mr. Gehlot tweets, “Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay! Literacy skills and education are life-changing. Today let us stand for those who cannot access them. Let us help ensure everyone’s access to education. #Education is wealth and an investment in #schools and #teachers is an investment for future.”
India’s Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu gave importance to the need to promote literacy and adults. He wrote “#Literacy & #Education are foundations for a strong, progressive, inclusive, gender-responsive India. It is essential to promote literacy not just in children but in adults too. #InternationalLiteracyDay reminds the task to make India fully literate, especially our girl children.”
Odisha Chief Minister expressed that he is committed to accepting an incorporated approach for skills development and education.
CM Patnaik on International Literacy Day tweets, “On #InternationalLiteracyDay, reiterate my commitment to adopt an integrated approach for literacy and skill development in the state. It will not only improve people’s lives but also contribute to an equitable and sustainable world.”
West Bengal’s BJP leader Babul Supriyo said that everyone should take initiatives to eradicate illiteracy.
Mr. Supriyo wrote on tweeter post that “Receiving education to achieve literacy is your right as a human being. On #InternationalLiteracyDay, I urge everyone to take a stand against illiteracy and does their part in helping unaware people understand the boons of literacy.”
Every year International Literacy Day is celebrated with different themes, from- “Education for all,” “Literacy and health” to “literacy and epidemic,” every year it changes. Therefore, the 2018 International Literacy Day theme is “literacy and skill development.”
Despite progress in the country, literacy challenges remain worldwide. As per the statics by UNESCO, over 750 million people still are illiterate and are not capable of reading and writing.