Today, 8th September 2017 is the International Literacy Day. UNESCO and countries over the world are observing the day with the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. The world is changing rapidly to digital and no country can keep away from this process.

The literacy in India is even below than some African countries. The rulers of the country are not serious about the issue. The central government and majority of the state governments are reducing budget provisions for primary education, while favouring higher education. However, the states ruled by the Left are far above the country’s average in Literacy. Tripura stands first with Kerala following closely.

Literacy is power. People have to be empowered with learning and knowledge. This should be the priority of the government.

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