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International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8 September

Today, on 8 September, the world celebrates International Literacy Day. As literacy is considered to be one of the significant aspects of human lives, therefore this day is given a lot of importance internationally.

At the same time, as it's the 21st century and competition has increased remarkably, therefore this day is celebrated to spread awareness and urge people to at least gain knowledge about basic literacy skills.

Interestingly, every year a theme is selected on this occasion, so this year, too, a theme was selected in accordance to the International Literacy Day.

As we know that the world has been struggling because of the Coronavirus pandemic, therefore this year the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) announced to celebrate the International Literacy Day under the theme: “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide".

The significance of this year's theme is that it will focus on exploring various kinds of opportunities to spread literacy related to technology which will eventually narrow down the digital divide.

It must be noted that it is very much important to celebrate International Literacy Day as it is a matter of dignity and human rights, and so this day was celebrated for the very first time on 8 September, 1967.

Therefore, on the special occasion of International Literary Day, we, the citizens of the world community must take a pledge to spread awareness regarding literacy and urge whomsoever we can to get literate.

Remember, getting literate would not only uplift one's lifestyle and standard, but also the world as a whole.

Keywords: International Literacy Day, Awareness, Literacy, World, Community, Learning



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