International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8th September every year worldwide. It is an occasion to renew our resolve to eradicate illiteracy from our country. The empowering role of literacy and its significance for development have been recognized worldwide. Literacy opens up new horizons of opportunity and improves standards of life for all those women and men who live without access to basic reading and writing skills. Literacy contributes to the processes of social change and poverty eradication. India still has millions of unlettered persons which is a great cause of concern for us.
International Literacy Day is an occasion to salute all those who are dedicated to the cause of literacy and upliftment of underprivileged. On this occasion, I appeal to one and all to participate more actively and effectively to achieve hundred percent literacy in the country.
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