Government of India launches Literacy Week to promote gaiety: New India Literacy Program

Tags: Government Schemes

The Ministry of Education in India is celebrating Literacy Week from September 1 to 8, 2023, to promote awareness about the ULAS-New India literacy program.

An Overview of the News

  • The Literacy Week aims to encourage mass participation and inculcate a sense of responsibility among all citizens in achieving complete literacy in India.

  • Various stakeholders including students, teachers, volunteers, government employees and citizens will participate in the campaign.

  • Ullas- New India Literacy Program is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which will run from 2022 to 2027.

  • The scheme comprises five components: Foundational Literacy and Numeracy, Important Life Skills, Basic Education, Vocational Skills and Continuing Education.

  • The scheme's logo and slogan, "Understanding of Lifelong Learning for All in Society" (ULLAS) and "Jan Jan Sakshar," were launched by the Union Education Minister, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, on July 29, 2023, during the celebration of the 3rd anniversary of NEP 2020 in New Delhi.

Important Points:-

  • International Literacy Day, observed annually on 8 September, advocates for the celebration of literacy as both a fundamental human right and a tool to address various social issues.

  • The ULLAS Mobile App serves as a platform where learners and volunteers can connect with literacy and educational programs.

  • The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a comprehensive framework in India designed to revamp the education system in line with the demands of the 21st century.

  • DIKSHA Portal is a digital platform that provides access to a wide range of educational resources for students.

Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -