Exactly a month ago Druk school celebrated the unofficially the official National Flag Day on 8th August. Today on 8th September we celebrated International Literacy Day.
September 8th was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.
The Rationale behind the day being observed is because of the following reasons:
"Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults are still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or are drop outs."
This year, International Literacy Day is being celebrated across the world under the theme of 'Literacy in a digital world'.
At Druk School, the students of classes pp-6 today submitted their mobile films- A digital Book Talk under the theme "I read a book".The mobile films were to be screened in our MP Hall as part of International Literacy Day Celebration.
The children were instructed to read a book of their choice and do a book talk and then have it get recorded on mobile camera.
There were more than 60 entries from our students for the special screening.
The celebration also included many other programmes.Speeches were delivered to mark the day.
The highlight of the day was the two short skits performed by class 9 and 6 students .
Class nine students staged their short play showcasing the importance of literacy. And through their silent skit, class vi students shared how illiterate and literate persons' approach towards solving issues at hand. It was a mute play. No dialogue deliveries but communicate through act and with help of words and phrases written on cardboard for display.
"Literate will understand and illiterate will judge" was the bottom line of their performance.
The skits were followed by one long hour of Drawing and painting activities for the children with the theme "Importance of literacy".
The programme was conclusively ended with the much awaited event. The Screening of the Mobile Films. Children really enjoyed watching themselves on the big screen doing the book talk.
From this year Literary month of Druk School will start with Flag Day Celebration on 8th of August and end on 8th September by celebrating International Literacy Day. It can't be better than this!