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DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, LUDHIANA

WORLD LITERACY DAY REPORT- 08.09.2016

“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

World literacy day is celebrated all
over the world to emphasize the great
importance of the literacy to the
individuals, society and communities.
The day is celebrated specially to
rememorize the status of the literacy
and

adult

international

education

to

the

community.

To

raise

public awareness of the extraordinary
value of the written word and of the
necessity

to

promote

a

literate

society.

A literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and is essential for
eradicating poverty, reducing child morality, curbing population growth,
achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development.
Celebrations were held around the world to mark this day.
To create sense and awareness about the value of literacy and education
on 8th September ’16 World Literacy Day was celebrated in Delhi Public
School, Ludhiana with full fervor. Many activities were lined up to
celebrate the day. Pratham books publication initiated for the same and
the book ’The Elephant Bird’ was introduced.

Children of class I thoroughly enjoyed listening to story ‘The Elephant Bird’
during circle time. They were amused at the bravery of little Munia and
appreciated her courage. After listening to the story children designed
cover page of the book. They pasted cutouts of the animal bird on a white
sheet and wrote title of the story. Furthermore, children did an art and
craft activity which was quite engaging.
The students of class II depicted the story ’The Elephant Bird’, diversely
through an enactment. The students enjoyed performing on the story and
had a good learning experience.

Teachers of class III also read the book and discussed about the magical
bird, and the brave and curious child. They explained how a little girl
found the horse and told the villagers that elephant bird had not
swallowed the horse and also discussed about the endangered animals
and birds during circle time.
Thus, all the classes took a lot of initiative in their own
way and this created an interest for them to read a book
further.
As reading is an integral part of life and we always
encourage our children to read different books so this
program proved thriving in taking our steps forward
reach our goals.

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There is no denying the fact that quality basic education equips people
with literacy skills for life and further learning, literate parents are more
likely to send their children to school, literate people are better able to
access continuing educational opportunities and literate societies are
better geared to meet pressing development.

It is rightly said that “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
Written by:
Ratika Ahuja