International Literacy Day 2022: Theme, Meaning & History |

International Literacy Day 2022 is being celebrated today, which is Thursday, September 8, 2022. This year’s theme is “Transforming literacy learning spacesThe day provides an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of reading spaces for literacy to build resilience and ensure quality, equitable and inclusive education for all.
Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have been held annually around the world to remind the public of 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. to improve.
According to the latest UNESCO report, at least 771 million adults worldwide, most of whom are women, lack basic literacy skills even today. They still lack basic literacy skills and face increased vulnerability.
Literacy Rate in India
According to the report published by the National Survey of Indiathe Literacy Rate of India in 2022 that will be 77.7 percent. The literacy rate in 2011 was 73%.
With the new education policy aimed at 100% literacy in the next ten years, the country still has a long way to go before the population becomes truly literate.
About 2 in 10 Indians were literate in 1950. In 2022, the numbers are almost reversed. From a literacy rate of just 18.3% in 1951 to 74.4% in 2018, India has come a long way in establishing an educated nation.

International Literacy Day 2022

According to figures up to 2018, the male literacy rate in India was 82.4% and the female literacy rate was 65.8%. While both male and female literacy have steadily increased over the years, the large gender gap is still present even today.
However, the recent increase in the number of girls in primary education is likely to bridge the gap between male and female literacy in the coming years. On the other hand, India is also home to the highest number of illiterate people in the world with over 25% of the population still uneducated.
Literacy is the key to lifelong education and a powerful tool against poverty: Pradhan
On the occasion of International Literacy Day 2022, the Union’s Minister of Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, tweeted: “Literacy is the key to lifelong education and a powerful tool against poverty. In marking #InternationalLiteracyDay, let’s pledge to make conscious efforts to promote literacy and make quality education more equitable, affordable and inclusive for a Shikshit and Viksit Bharat.”

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