World Literacy Day celebrations have taken place annually since 1967 around the globe. This is to ensure that people are reminded of the importance of literacy in human lives. September 8 for this purpose is designated as International Literacy Day or World Literacy Day.
The day was declared by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) “to remind the international society about the importance of literacy for every individual, community and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.
The main goals are:
- To advance the learning agenda to make for a more educated and sustainable society.
- Enriching and transforming the existing learning spaces
- Ensuring good quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all
- Raise awareness and concern for all the problems linked to the dearth of literacy
To make the best use of this modern life, everyone must learn and be able to read and write. Not only this, it improves the overall standard of living for the people and the entire community. Even Sustainable Development Goal 4 by United Nation states about ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Countries throughout the world have made remarkable progress in the field of disseminating literacy to people of all kinds.