Brothers and Sisters of World! Happy International Literacy Day 2017!

International Literacy Day is celebrated across the world in 8th September of every year. We started celebrating international literacy day from 1965. It is celebrated with great joy, fanfare, and hope for better days ahead. It’s main aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.

Literacy is simply known as the ability to read and write. But, it is only a narrow definition of literacy, because it is more than only this. Literacy is the fundamental right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It has the ability to transform human lives. It is the first step and foundation of education.

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Caption: Education in India

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International Literacy Day : Literacy in World

  • The global literacy rate is 86.3%. The world literacy rate for all male is 90.0% and the rate for all females is 82.7%.
  • At least 750 million adults and 264 million out-of-school children still lack basic literacy skills.

International Literacy Day : Literacy in India

  • Indian literacy Rate – 74.0% (Above age of 7)
  • Literacy rate among men – 82%
  • Literacy rate among women – 65%
  • Gap between male and female literacy rate is 16.68 percentage points.
  • Top 5 states from top – Kerela, Lakshadweep, Mizoram,Tripura, and Goa.
  • Top 5 states from below – Bihar, Telangana, Arunchal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh.

Note: India is the home to the largest illiterate population in the world. It is the high time to contribute by every Indian to the improvement of literacy and education condition in India.

Sources: en.unesco.orgen.wikipedia.org