YPSA celebrated International Literacy Day 2013. An education fair has been organized at Gulia Khali primary school premises, Sitakund with the support of SUPRO. School students attended Essay writing competition, art competition, speech competition, quiz and cultural program.
Mr. Newaz Mahmud, Program Officer YPSA moderated the program while Gouri Datta, Headmaster of Gulia Khali primary school presided the discussion program. Mr. Hafizur Rahman and Ms. Sharmista Rani Mazumder, Upazila Education Officer, Mr. Shahriar Adnan, representative from SUPRO Chittagong were present in the program.
Literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. It is fully essential to social and human development in its ability to transform lives.
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.
A literate community is a dynamic community, one that exchanges ideas and engages in debate. Illiteracy, however, is an obstacle to a better quality of life, and can even breed exclusion and violence.
In 1965, UNESCO proclaimed September 8 as International Literacy Day. The day was first celebrated across the world in 1966.