Jammu, Sept 10: As part of observing the International Literacy Day, the Army at Bihota organized a ‘Quiz Competition for school children’ to commemorate the importance of the day.
08 Sep is celebrated as UNESCO’s International Literacy Day world over, which recognized literacy as a human right and the cornerstone for development. Literacy unlocks human potential and opens the door for awareness and knowledge. It leads to better health, better employment opportunities and safer and more stable societies. Developing literacy skills in the early years is crucial to a child’s success in school and later in life.
A total of 83 students from 9th, 10th and 11th classes participated from Manota, Khatriar, Chilot, Sarwal, Upper Bihota, Pitarwal, Gadhori, Kundru and Shalikund in the competition. The response was overwhelming and the event witnessed active participation of the students. At the end of the competition, prizes were distributed to the winners.
The spirit and zeal shown by the children during the competition displayed the growing awareness about the importance of education, national integrity and amity amongst different communities of the region.