Literacy is the first step towards educating peo- ple while learning is an essential ingredient of the whole process that ultimately transforms human lives. The best thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. It is pertinent to mention here that in India there are sizeable sec- tions scattered across who are engulfed in such socio-economic circumstances that they even die illiterate an issue regarding which the nation needs to do a lot. While efforts are made every year to carry to the next level the literacy campaign, it is a fact that despite the progress on this front still mul- tiple challenges about literacy persist. Since illitera- cy is distributed unevenly across India and the nation already having cultural diversity of which the linguistic diversity is an essential component, there- fore the factor of linguistic diversity needs to be accorded priority on the literacy development front to successfully overcome the existing challenges.
The NGOs presently working for the cause of edu- cation across the nation especially in the rural and far flung areas need to spread awareness among the illiterate people in particular in order to make them realize that promoting the human attention towards the literacy is inevitable to know about their rights for social and human development. As air, food and water are necessary to remain alive, sim- ilarly literacy is most important for achieving suc- cess in life. It is a necessary tool to eradicate pover- ty, lowering the child mortality, controlling the popu- lation growth, attaining the gender equality etc. It is correctly said that literacy has the ability to raise the family status. Therefore, there is a dire need to encourage people towards getting continuous edu- cation and understand their responsibility for the family, society and the country. Moreover there is a need for exploring integrated approaches that simultaneously support the development of literacy and skills to improve the lives and work of people thus contributing to equitable and sustainable soci- eties. However the people in general both individu- ally and collectively besides the NGOs working for the cause must come forwarded with reinvigorated efforts in continuously spreading literacy among the masses thus providing them learning opportunities throughout their lives and introspect on challenges that persist in our way to achieve 100% literacy rate. The people who are already educated can be significant players in this campaign by highlighting the role of literacy and education in understanding one’s rights and privileges and in improving quality of life. So, with challenges still persisting in this ongoing journey towards making the nation hun- dred percent literate, let every Indian become a proactive participant by launching a massive cam- paign in order to make people aware about the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. It is necessary to raise the awareness of literacy issues that are faced by people not only in India but all over the world besides endorsing every such campaign that has the potential of increasing literacy to optimum level among all sections of the society. Only then we can achieve the desired transformation lives.