Int’l Literacy day draws focus on importance of education for sustainable societies

New Delhi: On the occasion of International Literacy Day, a function will be held here on Tuesday where President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani will preside the function.

International Literacy Day is observed every year to emphasize the importance of literacy to individuals, society and communities.

The theme of this year is, Literacy and Sustainable Societies. The day was established in 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The day gives children and communities a chance to rediscover the joys of reading while raising awareness for those without access to education.

In India, the National Literacy Mission Authority has planned several functions. (ANI)