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International Literacy Day


International Literacy Day 2021: Meet teachers who used innovative methods to teach students amid pandemic

September 08, 2021 9:28 am

From painting walls in the villages to conducting open-air classes and organising evening schools through young volunteers, several teachers across the country resorted to different methods to ensure students do not lose out on their education amid the pandemic.

International Literacy Day 2021: Know why September 8 is observed as literacy day across the world

September 08, 2021 5:43 pm

International Literacy Day (ILD) 2021 will explore how literacy can contribute to building a solid foundation for a human-centred recovery, with a special focus on the interplay of literacy and digital skills required by non-literate youth and adults, said UNESCO.

Explained: Why International Literacy Day is observed on September 8

September 09, 2020 7:18 am

In India, as per the last census in 2011, a total of 74.04 per cent are literate, an increase of 9.2 per cent from the last decade (2001-11).

What it means to be literate: ‘Helping family financially during Covid, fighting for daughters’ education’

September 08, 2020 1:05 pm

International Literacy Day 2020: On this day, features two women who did not have access to school, but can now read and write and what this means to them

Literacy Day: At 96.2%, Kerala tops literacy rate chart Andhra Pradesh worst performer at 66.4%

September 08, 2020 12:15 pm

At all-India level, the male literacy rate is higher at 84.7 per cent compared to 70.3 per cent among women. The survey showed that the male literacy rate is higher than the female literacy rate among all states.

Why is International Literacy Day celebrated on September 8?

September 08, 2020 12:16 pm

International Literacy Day 2020: This year, the Literacy Day will focus on the changes and challenges in learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

International Literacy Day: Five things you should know

September 08, 2020 1:07 pm

The first International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967 and this tradition has been held annually

International Literacy Day: Why India needs to achieve digital literacy now more than ever

September 09, 2019 9:59 am

According to a survey by Google India, children as young as 10 have access to the web but 98 per cent of Indian parents believe that to use the internet independently, their ward should be taught about online safety. Experts believe that it is parents who need training first.

Short story for kids: The Weightlifting Princess

September 09, 2019 10:47 am

International Literacy Day 2019: “Now you’re worthy of being a champion’s wife,” says the King proudly. Princess Nila smiles. “No,” she says. “Now, I am the champion.”

International Literacy Day 2019: Gappu Can't Dance — Short story for kids

September 07, 2019 1:55 pm

International Literacy Day: Everyone giggles and points as Gappu gets it wrong. But Komal Ma’am knows what to do. She tells the class, “Follow Gappu!”


Give them a pen and these kids will show you what honesty looks like

September 09, 2018 7:11 am

On International Literacy Day, we bring to you notes from kids who don't shy away from expressing themselves at all.