Ramesh Pokhriyal extends greetings on International Literacy Day

Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Countries across the world celebrate International Literacy Day today. International Literacy Day-2020 will focus on Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond with a focus on the role of educators and changing pedagogies. The theme will highlight literacy learning in a life-long learning perspective and mainly focus on youth and adults.

On the event of International Literacy Day 2020, Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted “There can be no joy greater than reading and no friend greater than knowledge” Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi On this #InternationalLiteracyDay, we promise to work in direction of attaining 100% literacy by complying with the reforms throughout the National Education Policy 2020.”

This day was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on 26th October 1966 at the 14th Session of UNESCO’s General Conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967 and its main aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

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Every year UNESCO also picks up five countries which have made best efforts to promote literacy and this year Ghana, Mexico, Nepal, United Kingdom and Yemen received the award.