The world celebrates International Literacy Day on September 8 every year. It was declared by UNESCO in the year 1966. The day specifically highlights the importance of literacy in the life of an individual, for the growth of the society and the country as a whole. If we talk about India, Kerala is the only state to have reached 100% literacy rate. And as a whole, India's literacy rate is 72.1%.
On this, day, some prominent faces of our country shared their views on Twitter about the same.
Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal:
"International Literacy Day reminds us about our responsibility to ensure no child is deprived of education.
This day strengthens our resolve to fulfil the promise that education for all is the way forward for India to become a developed nation."
Senior Congress Leader Ashok Gehlot:
"Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay! Literacy skills and education are life changing. Today let us stand for those who cannot access them. Let us help ensure everyone’s access to education. #Education is wealth and an investment in #schools and #teachers is an investment for future."
M Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India:
"#Literacy & #Education are foundations for a strong, progressive, inclusive, gender-responsive India. It is essential to promote literacy not just in children but in adults too. #InternationalLiteracyDay reminds the task to make India fully literate, especially our girl children."
The God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar:
"The difference maybe a few alphabets but a few alphabets make all the difference ... let’s give India the brightest future. #InternationalLiteracyDay "
Boxer Vijender Singh:
"Pass The Truth To The Next Generation, Teach Them Early What We Learned Late !!!
Literacy Isn’t Just Reading & Writing,It Is About Enabling Everyone To Contribute & Participate In The Society !!!
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik:
On #InternationalLiteracyDay, reiterate my commitment to adopt an integrated approach for literacy and skill development in the state. It will not only improve people’s lives but also contribute to an equitable and sustainable world."
BJP Leader Babul Supriyo:
"Receiving education to achieve literacy is your right as a human being. On #InternationalLiteracyDay, I urge everyone to take a stand against illiteracy and do their part in helping unaware people understand the boons of literacy."
Mumbai Police' tweet on Literacy Day won our hearts: