World Literacy Day 2020: Know what is the reason for low literacy rate, purpose and it's history
Hello friends, today is International Literacy Day. It was announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1965 as the World Literacy Day on 8 September. International Literacy Day was celebrated for the first time in 1966. This day is celebrated to raise awareness among people about education and to attract attention from people all over the world.
What is its main purpose?
The main objective of International Literacy Day is to inform the various communities and individuals about the importance of literacy. Also, add on the nature of its promotion. Each year, on the occasion of International Literacy Day, UNESCO plays an important role in learning, enhancing literacy, and strengthening the position of older people within the international community worldwide, as well as generating ideas against drinking in them.
Know what is its history?
The idea of celebrating “International Literacy Day” to end illiteracy was first discussed during the World Conference of Ministers of Education in Tehran, Iran, from 8 to 19 September in 1965. After this, on 26 October 1966, UNESCO announced at the 14th General Conference, saying that every year, the 8th of September will be celebrated worldwide as ‘International Literacy Day’.
Let us tell you that the first World Literacy Day was celebrated in 1966 and the year 2009-10 was declared as “United Nations Literacy Decade”. Since then until today, September 8 is celebrated as World Literacy Day all over the world.
Why is World Literacy Day celebrated?
It is very important to eradicate poverty, reduce child mortality, control population growth, achieve gender equality, etc. in India or the world. This capacity is only in literacy, which can enhance the reputation of family and country. Literacy Day is celebrated to achieve continuous education, to promote people, and to understand their responsibilities for family, society, and country.
What is the reason for the low literacy rate:
Lack of school, lack of school toilets, casteism, poverty, fear of rape, and molestation of girls, lack of awareness, etc. are the reasons for lower literacy rates. Let us tell you that there are 101 countries out of 127 countries in the world, which is far from achieving full literacy which includes India.