It is important for individuals, communities, and societies to acknowledge the importance of literacy and to redouble their efforts towards more literate societies. As far back as 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Awards have been recognizing excellence and innovation in literacy.
Here are given some facts on International Literacy Day (ILD) in 2 sets of 10 Lines.
Ten Lines on International Literacy Day in English
1) International Literacy Day is observed on 8th September worldwide.
2) It is started from the year 1967.
3) It was firstly declared on 26th October 1966 in general conference of UNESCO.
4) It is celebrated to aware about the importance of literacy.
5) Many people get education and jobs after this initiate.
6) This year (2021) ILD was themed on “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.
7) This theme has enabled technology based literacy for all.
8) There are about 700+ Million of people across the world that are illiterate till now.
9) ILD focuses in the several talents of various people.
10) ‘Literacy is the best remedy’ quoted by UNESCO.
1) Literacy plays an important role in the economy of any country.
2) Every year ILD is celebrated with a unique theme.
3) Education (literacy) is the most only weapon with which you can change the world.
4) Books are donated in libraries on every ILD.
5) After 50 years the initiation of ILD, so many people are still illiterate right now.
6) The prizes are announced on 7 September every year.
7) The main agenda of UNESCO behind ILD is Sustainable Development goal.
8) The theme of 2019 in ILD was ‘Literacy & Multilingualism’.
9) In Year 2018, The ILD was celebrated for ‘Literacy & Skill Development’.
10) Literacy is the only key for a country to maintain its sustainable development.
Even during the time of global crisis in this pandemic the continuity of learning has been supported by numerous alternatives, including distance learning as well as in-person learning by UNESCO.