Today the world is celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the International Literacy Day which is now observing and rejoicing on the weekend, Saturday.

The main concept and theme of the International Literacy Day is “literacy and skills development”, in the whole world. The International Literacy Day is also known as World Literacy Day which is celebrating globally.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) once declared Sept. 8 as Literacy Day on Nov. 17, 1965, and it was officially celebrated for the first time ever in 966.

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The day is observed throughout the world to create awareness among people on the importance of the education and literacy which enables people to read and write, alongside to understand the world.

“The world has changed since 1966, but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities, and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all,” stated by, Irina Bokova, the UNESCO Director-General.

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The main celebration of the International Literacy Day held religiously, on the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9.

Comics are a gateway drug to literacy. â€• Art Spiegelman, cartoonist

Sometimes people who sell books are seen as corporate salesmen, and people who sell reading are seen as literacy advocates, but you can’t really separate the two. ― Margaret Stohl, author

School made us ‘literate’ but did not teach us to read for pleasure. â€• Ambeth R. Ocampo

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man-body, mind and spirit.

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-general literacy is much more than an educational priority – it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step towards all the new forms of literacy required in the twenty-first century. We wish to see a century where every child is able to read and to use this skill to gain autonomy.

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. â€• Kofi Annan.

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. ― William S. Burroughs, American Novelist

People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book. â€• Malcolm X, American Muslim minister

Malcolm X, American Muslim minister People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.

All my good reading, you might say, was done in the toilet. ― Henry Miller, American writer

I think stories can grow out of the visual. It can be an engine for literacy. ― Chris Riddell, illustrator

Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don’t believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it. ― John Steinbeck, author

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