UNESCO International Literacy day 2012 Theme
Literacy is important for then growth and development of society. The society can become healthy and Wealthy with literacy. UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) has initiated for the observance of international literacy day.
Date of International Literacy day:
The first international literacy day was observed in the year 1965. Every year international literacy day shall be observed on the 8th day September. UNESCO is taking up then initiation of celebration of international literacy day across the globe.
Need for literacy and observation of international literacy day:
Nearly one in every six people is still illiterate. Among these two thirds are women. Nearly 80 crore adults are still illiterate in the world. There are so many children are out of school during their young age. It is observed that poverty and ill health is related to illiteracy in then world. Literacy can improve the quality of life among the human beings. One can have better sanitation and health with literacy. Educating adult illiterate and bringing the children to schools at the young age are the main agenda for organizing the international literacy day. Literate adults can know the need of education and can send their children in pursuing education. Literacy can uplift people from poverty. UNESCO supports its member states in planning and implementation of program for the improvement of literacy rates in the respective sites.