The significance of telecommunication is evident from the fact that anything happening at one remote corner of the world is transmitted to the rest of the world within fraction of a second. Telecommunication gives a better awareness of society and human beings. It can effectively muster support for different problems and causes all around the world. Telecommunication has made the earth safer and smaller.
World Telecommunication Day is observed on 17th May every year to acknowledge the importance of sources of information for the society.
The aim behind observing World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to inculcate awareness for the varied possibilities about the use of internet and other mediums of communication in order to ‘bridge the digital divide’.
17th May 1865 is the anniversary of the ‘signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union’.
‘It was instituted by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973.’
Since 1969, the World Telecommunication Day has been annually celebrated worldwide.
The day highlights the importance of information and communication technologies in dealing with issues of the societies.