International Literacy Day 2018: MHRD organsises panel discussion tomorrow with Prakash Javadekar

Published on: Sep 7, 2018 11:42 IST
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International Literacy Day: MHRD organsises panel discussion tomorrow with Prakash Javadekar

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has organised a panel discussion tomorrow, i.e. 8th September, on the occasion of International Literacy Day. The panel will be headed by chief guest HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and the guest of honour Upendra Kushwaha. The event will begin from 11:30 A.M tomorrow at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The International Literacy Day 2018 will be observed all over the world on Saturday, i.e. September 8, with the theme ‘Literacy and Skills Development’. As per a UNESCO report, this year’s focus will be on youth and adults within the lifelong-learning framework. The effective linkages between literacy and skills will also be explored.

The entries in the event will be based on invitations. Those not possessing an invitation card will not be allowed inside the venue. We live in a world where the development of youth and their mindset is very important. Many schools and institutions across the nation will be celebrating the International Literacy Day tomorrow.

What is the International Literacy Day?

The International Literacy Day, which is commemorated every year on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society, and stakeholders, to highlight improvements in the world literacy rates and reflect on the world's remaining literacy challenges. It has been noted that the issue of Literacy is a key component of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What is the International Literacy Day theme this year?

This year at the International Literacy Day, the theme is ‘literacy and skills development.’ We have made a lot of progress in the field of education in the last couple of years. But, despite the progress made, literacy challenges are still there and at the same time the demands for skills required for work evolve rapidly. This year's theme explores integrated approaches that simultaneously support the development of literacy and skills to ultimately improve people’s lives and work and contribute to equitable and sustainable societies. The International Literacy Day emphasises on skills and competencies required for employment, careers, and livelihoods, particularly technical and vocational skills, along with transferable skills and digital skills.

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