Literacy begins one person at a time.
“Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy”.
This year we celebrate International Literacy Day on 8 September under the theme, “Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces”. This day acts as an opportunity to rethink the fundamental significance of literacy learning spaces, to build resilience and ensure quality, equitable and inclusive education for all.
A person who is unable to sign, read and write is called an illiterate. The ability to read and write is a blessing that we often disregard. Being literate is a quintessential element that helps us survive in our daily life, without which we cannot navigate through the world with ease and, thus, miss a lot of experiences that life has to offer. Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place worldwide to spread awareness and remind the public regarding the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
Today, it is essential to look at the past – when India gained Independence in 1947, the literacy rate was as low as 18 per cent, and school enrolment was around 40 per cent. In post-Independent India, education was a luxury reserved for the wealthy and considered an inherited right. Whereas today, education has become a fundamental human right. India’s recent growth, especially in services and technology, has finally accentuated that education is imperative to economic growth, and Indians have realized that education and better employment go hand in hand.
Evergreen Publications, being the pioneers in the field of delivering value education and promoting literacy for all, assures to keep the years-long tradition of quality
learning alive and wishes you a very Happy International Literacy Day!
#educationisevergreen #digitallearning #learningisevergreen