firstly we should know why is education important? 
Education is a means for increasing knowledge. A popular slogan is “Knowledge is power.” This is a true statement. Knowledge empowers people to become leaders, to be more productive, and to become the teachers of others. Education allows for the acquisition of knowledge at a speed that surpasses relying on experience for knowledge. 
Education is important because a quality education improves the student’s skills set as knowledge increases. The recent recession has convinced many adults that pursuing more education to improve skills and credentials may not only be wise, but may be a necessity in a shrinking job market. 
if education itself is important adult education is ofcourse important 
For changes being taking place in world and that too in all dimension it is better to remained tuned with contemporary way of thoughts and living. Therefore education for adult is necessary. 
1. in a complex modern democracy, citizens must be knowledgeable. 
2. research shows that older people who keep their minds active suffer less dementia and other memory type diseases in old age. 
3. in a complex modern economy, workers must be up-to-date on new techniques, and technologies related to their job. 
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"No nation can leave its security only to the police and the army, to a large extent national security depends upon the educa­tion of citizens, their knowledge of affairs, their character and sense of discipline and their ability to participate effectively in security measure.'' —Kothari Commission.Democracy without education is meaningless. It is education and enlightenment that lifts a nation to the heights of progress and greatness. Unfortunately, the situation as it obtains in India in respect of education is not only distressing but disgraceful and deplor­able. At present about 60% of the people in India are illiterate; they cannot differentiate a buffalo from a black mole.The problem in India is that we have adopted democracy without preparing the ground for it by educating population. But even now it is not too late if the programme of mass Adult educa­tion, or Social education is undertaken in right earnest as a mass movement. No doubt the provision of universal, compulsory and free primary education is the only solution to the problem of illiteracy. But the country cannot afford to leave out a whole mass of adults and grown-ups of our society from the benefits of the literacy-drive. Apart from the political justification to the problem, Adult education is needed because it is a powerful auxiliary and an essential incentive to primary education. No programme of compulsory universal education can bear fruit without the active support and co-operation of adults. It is, therefore, imperative that educational facilities should be provided to adults.
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