Welcome to Literacy Poems on International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8th September every year. To honour this day I have written 5 poems with different titles to express my feelings. The poems speak about importance of literacy, benefits of literacy and the big role it plays in the society. The titles of the poems that I have written are given below….
- You Can Have Lot Of Self-Confidence
- A Better Society
- Best Possible Life To Humankind
- Can Anyone Stop Us
- A Great Beauty
Now my suggestion is; before we read and enjoy the poems, better to know further on the following…..
- Dictionary Meaning Of Literacy
- Definition Of Literacy From Wikipedia
- Definition Of Literacy: UNESCO
- International Literacy Day
DITIONARY MEANING OF LITERACY:-
When used as noun-
the ability to read and write
DEFINITION OF LITERACY FROM WIKIPEDIA
Literacy is popularly understood as an ability to read and write at least one method of writing, an understanding reflected by mainstream dictionaries. In this view , illiteracy would be considered to be the inability to read and write.
DEFINITION LITERACY: UNESCO:-
Literacy is the ability to identify , understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts
Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society ( UNESCO,2oo4; 2017 )
THREE KEY FEATURES OF THE UNESCO’ DEFINITION OF LITERACY:-
- Literacy is about the uses people make of it as a means of communication and expression, through a variety of media.
- Literacy is plural, being practiced in particular contexts for particular purposes and using specific languages;
- Literacy involves a continuum of learning measured at different proficient levels.
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY:-
International Literacy Day takes place on September 8, every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally.
International literacy day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 1966 “ to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights”.
International Literacy Day brings ownership of the challenges of illiteracy back home to local communities where literacy begins, one person at a time.
- On this day organizations and and individuals take charge and use their literacy to encourage and assist those who are facing difficulties on how to read and write.
- Students and employed people volunteer to tour children in the community, books are generously donated to libraries, and a student’s tuition and learning are sponsored to launch their life-long success.
ACTIVITIES BY INSTITUTION, GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION:-
- They campaign for literacy at the grassroots level.
- They host think tanks and discussion forums to strategize and implement the best policies for the eradication of illiteracy.
- They host fundraisers for the cause.
- A theme is set for International Literacy Day every year. This is used as a way to build awareness around specific issues.
Now, it’s time to read and enjoy the meaningful poems …..
YOU CAN HAVE LOT OF SELF- CONFIDENCE
If you can not read
If you can not write
If you don’t have general knowledge
If you can not communicate well
If you can not communicate effectively
Tell me, what is the value of your life?
So, literacy is at the heart of basic education for all.
If you are literate and educated
You can have lot of self- confidence
And you can lead a life of your own choice.
A BETTER SOCIETY
Literacy and education
Helps to eradicate superstition
Also very much essential
For eradicating poverty
Reducing child abuse
And reducing child mortality.
Literacy and education
Helps to think positively
Helps to think about gender equality
Gives knowledge of population explosion
Helps to think of birth control as a solution.
Literacy, education and knowledge
Makes one capable and skillful
Gives the idea of sustainable development
For the people of the society and nation
Ultimately, literacy, education, knowledge and wisdom
Makes people capable enough
To think of peace, prosperity through democracy
To build a better society.
BEST POSSIBLE LIFE TO HUMAN KIND
Every family, every society
Every region, every nation
Should think about literacy and education
Always it will be better
To provide compulsory and free education.
Let us make cent percent people literate as a human right
Use it as a tool for personal improvement
A way, a means to achieve social and human development.
Let us produce good human-beings
Skillful, law-abiding citizens
With progressive thought and competitive mind
To bring the best possible life for human kind.
CAN ANYONE STOP US?
If we become a cent percent literate nation
If equality and progress is our mission
Can any one stop us from our growth and promotion
No, no, no…no body can stop
We can certainly become a great nation.
A GREAT BEAUTY
Literacy is a powerful weapon
Literacy can bring understanding and unity
It enhances our dignity.
Literacy builds bridge to overcome misery
So: free education to all should be made compulsory.
Literacy is a powerful weapon
Education, knowledge and wisdom are powerful weapons
Let us utilize them to change the world
Let us think of world peace and world unity
If we all come together it will be a great beauty.
Hope, you liked and enjoyed the Literacy Poems On International Literacy Day. For kind information, International Literacy Day was first celebrated in 8th September 1967 to spread awareness about the importance of literacy to people.
Every year, this day is celebrated with different theme. According to UNESCO “literacy is the best remedy” literacy is the gateway to brighter future.
People can improve their condition if they can read, write and get employment. There are also many programs run by Governments for skill development. They also have training programs for adult population.
Illiteracy is a big problem, this can be solved through dedicated involvement of students, general public, institutions, NGOs, government bodies and volunteers. Let us contribute in our own way to solve this big problem and strive towards a better life and better society.
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