International Literacy Day is being celebrated across the world today, 08 September 2022. This day was started in the year 1966 to increase the importance of education among the people. On the other hand, if we talk about this year, International Literacy Day is being celebrated all over the world with the theme “Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces”. On this special day, let us know, what is the status of literacy in the country. Which state is ahead and in which state the condition of education is weak. At the same time, who is ahead in reading between men and women.
Media reports said that, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO) survey that came last year, Kerala tops the list in terms of education in the country. Here it is 96.2 percent. On the other hand, if we talk about the second place, then the capital of the country, Delhi is at the second position. Literacy rate in Delhi is more than 88%. Apart from this, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are in third and fourth place. In these two states, it has been at 87.6 and 86.6 percent. Moreover, the literacy rate of males at the national level is 84.7 per cent while that of females is 70.3 per cent.
Condition of cities and villages
According to the NSO survey, the literacy rate of the country is 77.7 percent. In this, the literacy rate of rural areas is 73.5 percent and the literacy rate of urban areas is 87.7 percent
International Literacy Day was first discussed in 1965 during the World Education Ministers’ Conference organized by Iran. The year after the convention, UNESCO established 8 September as International Literacy Day. Since then this day is celebrated every year.