Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of International Literacy Day, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated the commitment to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning to create an empowered society.
Taking to the microblogging site, Patnaik stated that the coronavirus pandemic has posed a huge challenge to education and pedagogy across the world.
International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8th September every year to raise awareness of and concern for literacy across the world. UNESCO declared this day as an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.
It was at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October 1966 that 8th September was declared as International Literacy Day