Commemoration of International Literacy Day

  • 06 Sep 2023

The Union government has scheduled a literacy week from September 1 to September 8, 2023, in honour of International Literacy Day, aiming to raise awareness of the ULLAS- Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram among all stakeholders and citizens.

Key Points:

  • Raising Awareness and Encouraging Participation: The literacy week seeks to foster a sense of responsibility and civic engagement in every citizen, working towards popularizing the ULLAS system and achieving India's literacy goals.
  • One of the primary goals is to boost registrations for learners and volunteers on the ULLAS mobile app.
    • A Week of Awareness Activities:
    • September 1, 2023: District Education Officers and District Literacy Mission Authority meetings for ULLAS sensitization.
    • September 2, 2023: Meetings at Gram Panchayats involving Panchayat Raj Institutions on ULLAS awareness.
    • September 3, 2023: Cycle rallies, nukkad nataks, and more by students and teachers.
    • September 4, 2023: Conferences, workshops, and seminars on ULLAS awareness.
    • September 5, 2023: Radio jingles and short films.
    • September 6, 2023: Awareness campaigns through posters, pamphlets, and public displays.
    • September 7, 2023: Tree plantation, environmental discussions, and cleanliness drives.
  • Details on ULLAS - Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram: The Government of India approved the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, ULLAS - Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram, which aligns with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and is implemented from FYs 2022-27.
  • It comprises five components: Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, Critical Life Skills, Basic Education, Vocational Skills, and Continuing Education.