On International Literacy Day marks the celebration each year on 8th September. With this UNESCO reminds every community the importance of literacy and adult learning globally. This day was first celebrated long back on September 8, 1966. International Literacy Day brings together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field.
The theme of 52nd International Literacy Day:
It is the 52nd International Literacy Day which will be celebrated this year. The theme for this year is ‘Literacy and skills development’. The theme focuses on every single word. According to the statement of the UN, “skills” means knowledge, and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods. This particular hold of skill is required in the technical and vocational sector, along with transferable and digital skills.
Apart from the education sector, numerous other sectors also organize programmes to promote interaction. They include such as agriculture, labor, and health organizations. Through these programmes, skills such as literacy, technical and vocational skills, and employability and entrepreneurial skills are enhanced.
It is the need of the hour to enhance and develop the skills so that one is able to cope up with the industrial requirement. Not only to come in terms with the industrial needs, people should also focus on generation self-employment.