06 September 2016 Current Affairs: The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Malappuram, has won the Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy. The award has been conferred on the JSS in recognition of its literacy-linked skill development activities among the underprivileged in rural areas.
The JSS bagged the prestigious international award for its initiatives in applying new technology in literacy.
Innovations such as Braille applications and the talking pen used by the JSS impressed Unesco. UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations.
At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism.
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