“Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself.” – John Dewey
With no boundaries or limitation, the only thing that can make you a diamond from coal is Education. There is nothing as powerful as education and we should celebrate the day to revise the goals of distributing this power. Every year, the World Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8. This year, UNESCO is celebrating the 51tst anniversary of International Literacy Day with the quote “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. This day was is celebrated all around the world to spread awareness about the importance of the literacy to individuals, society, and communities.
Location & Date: Mrutunjay School Sanghvi, Pune; 8th September 2017
Guest of Honour: This session was conducted by Sourabh Shah, Varsha Phirange, Rajkumar Dalvi & Abhishek Raj
No. of Participants: Around 600 participants were part of this session.
Scope of the Activity
The main purpose to celebrate the International Literacy Day is to encourage awareness towards literacy so that everyone can know their social and individual rights. As we need food to be live, we need literacy for social and personal development. Considering the immensely increased rate of poverty, uncontrollable population growth, gender inequality, etc. UNESCO has decided to celebrate the day with a goal to remove these problems. Eliminating them not only helps individuals to grow, but also contributes to the overall growth and upliftment of the nation.
- Discussed the importance of literacy in our day-to-day activities.
- Conducted handwriting competition for the students and distributed prizes to the winners.
- Provided insights on benefits of education in their lives
- Discussed about various scholarship benefits available to students