A person who is literate is the one who is able to read and write. It also means being knowledgable about a particular subject. In today's world, anyone would find it difficult and may also see it as a burden to be illiterate. Illiterate people cannot read or write on their own. Such people have to depend upon others. Their speaking in any language will also not be proper if he/she does not know how to read or write in that specific language. There are a lot of illiterate adults and also students around the world, who are illiterate due to their lack of education. Every child needs to be educated, and it is vital for every human being to know how to read and write. Being literate helps in improving our language skills, and also improves our social bonding.