World Literacy Day



  • Do you remember how you celebrated your 18th birthday? That was a long time ago for me, but I still remember that everything revolved around me that day. I believe that is generally the case with everyone. However today, on the occasion of World Literacy Day, I am reminded of how another 18 year-old celebrated her birthday. I am talking of the Pakistani teenager, Malala Yousufzai, who drew the attention of the entire world towards the hardships faced by the Pakistani people, and the dedication and zeal of Pakistani children towards gaining education.

    At such a young age she, once again, gained the admiration of the international community when she opened a school for the children of Syrian refugees. The slogan for her non-profit organization, which is geared towards education, is “books not bullets” - a perfect message on World Literacy Day. If we are to defeat violent extremist ideologies we, collectively, need to push towards replacing every suicide vest, stone, or gun, in the hands of a child with a book.

    Happy Literacy Day!

    Haroon Ahmad

    DET – U.S. Central Command

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  • "Do you remember how you celebrated your 18th birthday? That was a long time ago for me, but I still remember that everything revolved around me that day. I believe that is generally the case with everyone. "

    You are completely wrong that everything revolves around you generally for everyone, on the day when you turn 18. This might be true for upper 20% class, but for most of human beings in this world it is just another day struggling to take care of days need and looking how to improve things for self and people you love.



  • "You are completely wrong that everything revolves around"

    If the U.S Central Command tells you.......you must obediently accept it...........Otherwise..............!!