International Literacy Day: 8th September

The 51st International Literacy Day is being celebrated on 8th September at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme announced by UNESCO is `Literacy in a digital world’.

On this day, in the year 1965, the World Congress of Ministers of Education met in Tehran for the first time to discuss the program of education at the international level.  The UNESCO in its 14th Session in November 1966, declared 8th September as the International Literacy Day.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • Irina Bokova is the Present Director-General of UNESCO.
Source- The Indian Express

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