There are so many things that most of us tend to take for granted like food, clothing and access to good health, education, luxury, etc. But we do not realise that what we have in excess, there are people who are lacking even the basic necessities. In such circumstances, education is believed to be a forum which could empower the needy people of our country and provide them with decent working opportunities and help them earn and lead a better standard of living.
There is a Teach for India initiative which is employing lakhs and lakhs of associates who are fresh graduates from a fine institution to go and teach the under privileged kids in slum areas, who do not have the right exposure and right facilities. It is actually a very challenging task, but however you would actually find youngsters taking up this task of educating these young minds and use their knowledge and degrees to help and empower a very unnoticeable yet important section of our society.
In India, the Indian government has brought out several policies that could serve useful for the functioning and administration of schools. Despite the fact that India is home to innumerable schools and college, we still have so many Indians who are still living their lives in ignorance, there is illiteracy still prevailing in almost every part of the state.
The Right to Education Act is a right that provides to every individual, be it rich or poor. But then why is it that we always differentiate amongst people, divide ourselves on the lines of casteism, religion, race, etc. Then what is the use of acquiring all those degrees, because in reality we never learnt to stay in peace with each other, which is the most important lesson of anyone’s life.
We have evolved a lot over the past sixty years, but in some ways we still haven’t evolved. We exist in a society that differentiates between dark skinned children to their fair one. A boy to a girl, there are innumerable below the table female foeticide taking place in our country that most of us are completely aware of and to make matters worse, it is not the illiterate people who are doing it, but the very learned men of due respect and honour who are indulging in such heinous crimes. Let us educate ourselves to be part of a better tomorrow and a better life.
Mary Ann is a writer and an online educator she believes that education is the key to a bright future for the young ones. She strives to let every person know that children should be allowed to absorb text at their own pace and not hurried into mugging it up, as it will be of no use then whatsoever.