September 8, 2015
West Bengal to celebrate International Literacy Day in a big way
The West Bengal Government is celebrating the International Literacy Day in a big way.
A procession is being taken out at 10:30 AM from the base-ground of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Esplanande to Rabindra Sadan. The main function will be held at Rabindra Sadan, 12 Noon onward.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee will inaugurate the programme. West Bengal Science & Technology and Bio-technology Minister Rabiranjan Chatterjee and Mass Education and Library Service Minister Janab Abdul Karim Chowdhury will be present at the event.
The theme of International Literacy Day 2015 is Literacy and Sustainable Societies. Literacy is a key driver for sustainable development. Literacy skills are the prerequisite for the learning of a broader set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, required for creating sustainable societies. At the same time, progress in areas of sustainable development, such as health and agriculture, serves as an enabling factor in the promotion of literacy and literate environments.