Tuesday, 14 May 2013

India and Education

India being a vast country has different types of people living in it. It is the second most populated country after China. And to make our country emerge as an exemplary one education is the key for it. Often the people don’t understand the importance of education or face economic problems and which keep many citizen of our country deprived of their basic right which is education. 

Education in India is no more an option but a basic necessity to cop up with highly growing competitive technological world (exception: small towns and villages where government is still trying to make people understand the importance of education). But still illiteracy is a burning issue in our country which is preventing the development in all sectors simultaneously. When an educated section of India is getting the benefits of being a citizen of this State, the other part who are the marginalised community, are deprived of the same due to lack of knowledge and exploitation by others. 

There are two sectors for providing education to children and they are the private sector and public sector. The schools which are set up by the public sectors are known as government schools which are run and administrated by the government and the schools which are under the private sector are known as private schools which are run by an individual or a group of individuals.

But still India continues to face stern challenges. Even though the government and the private sector is investing a lot in the education sector, 25% of its population is still illiterate, only 15% of the population reaches high schools  and just 7% are graduates. These statistics are really poor compared to the statistics of other developing nations whether it is primary or higher education.
Education is the most appropriate method for development in a larger perspective. Since it carves a generation with knowledge and understanding about their surroundings, education will be a torch light for the massive growth of a nation. It is the collective responsibility of the government and the citizen to provide basic and better education to each children of our nation.  Especially for an over populated country like India, it is highly required to be qualified to compete and succeed for a brighter living. And for that purpose the urban and rural India should take up measures which can improvise the existing conditions and provide healthy learning atmosphere for children to nurture.

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