International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 every year to highlight the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. Despite progress made over the years, literacy challenges persist with at least 773 million young people and adults lacking basic literacy skills today. Meanwhile, 617 million children and adolescents have not achieved a basic proficiency level in reading and writing. International Literacy Day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO in 1966 “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” The idea of an International Literacy Day was first conceived at the World Conference of Ministers of Education on the eradication of illiteracy held in Tehran in 1965. This year, to narrow down the education divide, UNESCO has announced to celebrate International literacy day 2021 under the “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide” theme.  International Literacy Day plays a pivotal role in reminding the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. It also highlights the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.                             The overall structure of International Literacy Day is to spread awareness on the importance of education. As we all know the foundation of growth lies in education.  

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