Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

International Literacy Day tomorrow

Published on: 7:00 pm - Friday | September 7, 2018


Like other countries around the globe, Bangladesh will observe the International Literacy Day tomorrow in a befitting manner.

“Literacy and skills development” is the global theme of this year which
is targeted to help in promoting awareness of the importance and relevance of
literacy and adult learning.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today gave separate messages marking the day.

In this regard, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman held a press briefing at his ministry office today.

The minister, at the press briefing, revealed that the country has been
witnessing continuous surge of its literacy rate for the last nine years
since 2009.

The minister also told the press conference that the literacy rate of
Bangladesh is now up to 72.9 per cent.

The government is implementing various schemes in the education sector
with the major objectives of ensuring education for all and setting a
standard in education, he added.

On the occasion, a colorful rally would be organised from Shaheed Minar to
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 8 am. Mostafizur Rahman is scheduled to join the rally.

The inauguration programme of the Day would be arranged at Jatiya
Natyashala (National Theatre Hall) of BSA at 9 am where Mostafizur Rahman
will be present as the chief guest. Different government and private
organisations will also organise various programmes to mark the day in a
befitting manner.

Commemorative postal stamps, posters will be released, special supplements
will be published, rallies will be brought out and major roadways will be
decorated marking the day.

The International Literacy Day is celebrated throughout the world marking
the 52nd anniversary of the World Congress of Ministers of Education on the
Eradication of Illiteracy, held in Tehran, Iran in 1965.

Following the Tehran recommendation, UNESCO proclaimed September eighth the International Literacy Day.



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