Tamluk: In an initiative of public education and library service, Tamluk observed International Literacy Day on Saturday.
The Block Division Officer of Tamluk Gobinda Das nilkuntha, regional Head Ashok Kumar Paik, Co-head Sanjay Bhanja, other officials and school students were present in the programme. Students organised a drama to highlight International Literacy Day.
8 September was declared international literacy day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that her government was committed to spread education in all sections of the people.
“Today is International Literacy Day. The issue of literacy is a key component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development,” Banerjee wrote on her Twitter.