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International Literacy Day 2021: Theme, History & Significance

International Literacy Day 2021: Today is the day to spread awareness about the importance of literacy for our community, society, and ourselves. International literacy Day 2021 recognizes the need for intensified efforts towards a leading literate society. This day embarks on the importance of literacy and how it can make a difference in today’s world. In this article, we will be looking at the theme, history, and significance of international literacy day.

International Literacy Day 2021: Theme

By adopting various themes every year the international literacy Day is celebrated to tone attention to literacy in all its forms in a changing world.

International Literacy Day (ILD) 2021 will be celebrated under the theme “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”. This theme was set by UNESCO keeping in mind the COVID-19 crisis that magnified the pre-existing inequalities in the access to meaningful literacy learning opportunities.

International Literacy Day 2021: History

8th September was proclaimed as international literacy day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966. This was done to empower individuals as well as whole communities to promote literacy and combat it. The purpose of this event was to improve lives and provide employment opportunities to people around the globe.

International Literacy Day 2021: Significance 

International Literacy Day is celebrated to promote human attention towards literacy and human development. This event familiarises people with a message that as food is important to be alive, literacy is important for success. People on this day are encouraged towards continuous education and the responsibility towards their family, society, and the country. This day is celebrated by highlighting literacy and skills development through themes and several programs.

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