Global Village Harmony, a humanitarian Association, registered with the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, celebrated the UNESCO’s International Literacy Day. The program attended by the special invitees and large number of community members was part of its social responsibilities, said Sabu, President of Global Village Harmony. The Master Brain Quiz, by Pani J. Anthony, witnessed the highlight of the event.
Since the declaration by UNESCO as September 8 is the International literacy Day, schools, communities and organisations come forward to raise people’s awareness and expressing their concern for literacy issues. The tenth director general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova says Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all. UNESCO asks governments, employers, and other voluntary organisations to get involved and remember the importance of this day. NSH Global Village Harmony, one of the front runner associations in the humanitarian services and awareness creation activities such as UNO’s International Day against Drug Abuse, World Heart Day and Parents of Pride, conducted this program with discussions on different topics among its community members and the large audience.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner 'Reading the Past, Writing the Future'.
Sabu, in his speech said, "there is a big number of people in the Third World who can’t even write their own names. Literacy opens up a window of opportunities to every one of us, and is essential to our development. We must be dedicated to tackling the link between the poverty and literacy." In his speech, Sabu encouraged the community members to be actively promote literacy – an important globally accepted value - as an important instrument to empower the needy through raising public awareness.
Winners in the Master Brain Quiz Contest: Sonu Gopal (winner), JInesh (Runner - First) and Aditya Hemchandra (Runner – Second).