Literacy is one of the most essential indicators of the quality of a country’s human capital.
Literacy is critical to economic development as well as individual and community well-being. Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. Literacy will give you the power to think beyond the level and generate some new innovative ideas in your mind for your society where you are living.
From a public perspective literate community is a dynamic community. They are always doing a healthy discussion in between and giving a fruitful result. They are always sharing innovative ideas with each other for do some betterment.
Our economy will be high when literacy level will be on higher level. Literacy will be open the door for education and employment.
In rapidly changing world, as an individual we have to update our knowledge & enhanced our skills to maintain pace of changing.
Literacy not only helps in getting a good job but also prevents you from being a part of the crowd.
If you are literate then no one can make you fool. You can go any corner of world & roam. Literacy give you power to be self-dependent.
Literacy not only required in job, you can apply this in each and every field like if you are a farmer you can apply some new technology in your crop and get excellent result. If you are a shopkeeper you can buy your product on cheaper rate from distance supplier with the help of internet and sell your product to that customer who is not able to reach your shop.
Due to very less rate of literacy in our country we are facing lot of difficulties like unemployment, growth of crime, per capita income.
According to Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, “Literacy is the first step towards freedom, towards liberation from social and economic constraints. It is the prerequisite for development, both individual and collective. It reduces poverty and inequality, creates wealth, and helps to eradicate problems of nutrition and public health.”
In this modern era to get success in your life style, career and to improve your quality of life you have to be literate.
Even to promote literacy, one day a year has been set by Unesco and we know it as International Literacy Day.
International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September. Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.
There is no doubt literacy is fundamental tools for get success and on a whole, improve the quality of life individual and communities they live in.
Literacy is a fundamental human right and the basis for any individual’s ability to learn. It is essential for social and human development and provides individual the skills and empowers them to transform their lives, in turn, an improved standard of health and ability to earn a higher income.
India’s literacy rate is at 74.04%. Kerala has achieved a literacy rate of 93.91%. Bihar is the least literate state in India, with a literacy of 63.82%.
Accordin to National Sample Survey (Observer Research Foundation’s India Data Labs) male literacy rate in India is 81.5% (2017-2018) and female literacy rate is 64.6 in same year. There is difference between male & female literacy rate is 16.9%
According to the latest report by the International Literacy Association (ILA), early literacy is considered vital, while Digital Literacy is a current trending topic.
Without literacy we cannot expect a healthy environment, developed community and personal development also as well.
Today we are seeing lot of labourers have been lost their jobs and walking on roads. it is only because of less rate of literacy.
Now, today we all have to take pledge, we will come forward and educate some people and children. We will try our level best to help that poor children who is deprived from education due to lack of money.