Apeejay School Noida observes International Literacy Day

Noida : The primary wing of Apeejay School located in Sector 16-A celebrated International Literacy Day on 8 September 2021 with a series of activities with the purpose of raising awareness and concern for literacy issues.
The focus of the programme was to acknowledge and understand the efforts made and best practices followed by India and the world to ensure the continuity of learning, inclusivity and accessibility and equity in education among different age groups and spectrum of population.
Keeping in view the aforementioned, the students of the Primary Department celebrated International Literacy Day through a plethora of activities. The special assembly commenced for Classes III, IV and V, with an informative talk by the teacher, highlighting the facts about the International Literacy Day. The students took a pledge and sung a song to celebrate the occasion.
Words of wisdom were shared by Primary Incharge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel, whereby she highlighted the importance of literacy in our lives and emphasized on the ways to enhance our language skills.
The International Literacy Day 2021 focuses on ‘Literacy for a human centered recovery, narrowing the digital divide’. Due to the predominantly online education in wake of the pandemic, educators are facing unprecedented changes in their working conditions. The rapid shift to distance learning also highlights the persistent digital divide in terms of connectivity, infrastructure, and the ability to engage with technology, as well as disparities in other services such as access to electricity, which has limited learning options.
In the year 1966, 8th of September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.