“Literacy is the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential” – Kofi Annan

‘Literacy in a digital World’ is the slogan of this year’s International Literacy Day. Manav Rachna International School, Ludhiana celebrated International Literacy Day on 8th September, 2017. The day started with a morning assembly in which the students were enlightened with the significance of the day.

The students shared the importance and need of educated man power as the greatest asset for a country. Under the Adult Education Programme, the students took the initiative to help the nannies read and write the basic sentences. Under the teaching learning exchange programme, to promote the significance of literacy for education the students visited the government school in Daad village and spent time with kids and teachers discussing the problem faced by them and conducted value-based activities to make them aware of the importance of education.  All the students of the school observed an activity termed ‘DEAR’ Drop everything and read during the zero period. The early years classrooms were abuzz with activities for the day. The children were informed about the importance of the digital world; kids enjoyed the activity of letter hunt and sound muncher a lot. Take away craft was also prepared by the students.