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International Literacy Day 2021: Theme, History and Significance

International Literacy Day 2021: Theme, History and Significance

International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 every year across the world. this day marks the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.

  • The main purpose of this day is to create awareness about the significance of literacy as a matter of dignity and individual rights and promote the literacy agenda toward a more informed and sustainable society.

Also Read: GK Questions and Answers on International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day 2021 history:

  • In 1966, UNESCO designated World Literacy Day at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference. and this day was celebrated for the first time in 1967.

International Literacy Day Theme 2021:

  • The theme of 55th International Literacy Day is “’Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide’.

List of the top 10 literate states and Union territories in India

S.N.State/UTLiteracy rate (%)
1.Kerala96.2 percent
2.Delhi88.7 percent
3.Uttrakhand87.6 percent
4.Himachal Pradesh86.6 percent
5.Assam85.9 percent
6.Maharashtra84.8 percent
7.Punjab83.7 percent
8.Gujarat82.4 percent
9.West Bengal81.69 percent
10.Haryana80.4 percent

International Literacy Day 2021: FAQs

Q.1 When is International Literacy Day observed?

Every year on September 8, since 1967, International Literacy Day across the world in order to create awareness about the significance of literacy as a matter of dignity and individual rights

Q.2 What is the theme of 2021 International Literacy Day (ILD)?

The theme 2021 of International Literacy Day is “’ Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide’.

Q.3 When was the International Literacy Day first observed?

The day was celebrated for the first time in 1967.

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