International Literacy Day today

Staff Correspondent
8 September 2019, Sun
Published: 09:52 Updated: 01:12

International Literacy Day today

Today is International Literacy Day, Like other countries, Bangladesh is observing the Literacy Day in a befitting manner.

“Literacy and skills development” is the global theme this year which aims to promote awareness of the importance and relevance of literacy and adult learning.

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

The inaugural program of the day would be arranged at Jatiya Natyashala (National Theatre Hall) of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 9:00 am where Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman will be present as the chief guest. Different government and private organizations will also hold various programs to mark the day.

Commemorative postal stamps and posters will be released, special supplements will be published, rallies will be brought out and major roads 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 8 as the International Literacy Day.