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ULLAS: Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram


The Government of India has scheduled a literacy week from September 1st to September 8th, 2023, in commemoration of International Literacy Day. This initiative aims to raise awareness among various stakeholders, beneficiaries, and citizens about the ULLAS-Nav Bharat Saaksharta Karyakram.


GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the article:

  1. About ULLAS
  2. Literacy week

About ULLAS:

  • ULLAS, known as Understanding Lifelong Learning for All in Society, is a transformative program launched by the Indian government aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • This Centrally Sponsored Scheme operates from 2022 to 2027 and consists of five components, which include
    • Foundational Literacy and Numeracy,
    • Critical Life Skills,
    • Basic Education,
    • Vocational Skills, and
    • Continuing Education.
  • ULLAS seeks to promote lifelong learning, address gaps in basic literacy, digital and financial literacy and critical life skills among individuals aged 15 and above, and empower them for personal and national development.

Literacy week:

  • The literacy week, spanning from September 1st to September 8th, will involve various activities leading up to the celebration of International Literacy Day on September 8th, 2023.
  • These activities include
  • sensitization meetings led by District Education Officers and District Literacy Mission Authority,
  • engagement with Panchayat Raj Institutions, student and teacher-led rallies,
  • workshops, conferences, awareness campaigns through media like radio jingles and short films,
  • and public displays such as posters and wall paintings.
  • environmental awareness activities like tree planting and cleanliness drives will be organized.

One of the primary goals of the literacy week is to boost registrations for learners and volunteers on the ULLAS mobile app.

Various groups, including students, teachers, volunteers, Anganwadi Workers, Gram Panchayats, farmers, women, retired employees, and many more, will actively participate in this campaign.

July 2024