POST TIME: 8 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Int’l Literacy Day today

Int’l Literacy Day today

Today is the International Literacy Day. The day will be observed in the country as elsewhere around the globe with the objective of making society aware about the importance of universal education, reports BSS.

“Literacy and skills development” is the global theme of this year which is targeted to help in promoting awareness of the importance and relevance of literacy and adult learning. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday gave separate messages marking the day.

In this regard, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman held a press briefing at his ministry office yesterday. The minister, at the press briefing, revealed that the country has been witnessing continuous surge of its literacy rate for the last nine years since 2009. The minister also told the press conference that the literacy rate of Bangladesh is now up to 72.9 per cent.

On the occasion, a colorful rally would be organised from Shaheed Minar to Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 8 am.  Mostafizur Rahman is scheduled to join the rally.

The inauguration programme of the Day would be arranged at Jatiya Natyashala (National Theatre Hall) of BSA at 9 am where Mostafizur Rahman will be present as the chief guest. Different government and private organisations will also organise various programmes to mark the day in a befitting manner.