Education teaches us manners, techniques,
skills, and culture. We learn the ways to tackle difficulties, enables us
to progress towards a better life, and to live with others in the society.
Most importantly we can get the means of living by offering services and doing
jobs. Education gives us the strength to stand independently and face
enemies or competitors bravely.
Without education we will not be complete as a human
being. We will be same as animals. In India, even now, there are many
people below poverty and living in small villages. They are not educated
and they get cheated by imposters. Education tells us to take care of our
health and future needs. Education and experience allow us to raise our
children in a better way.
The intelligence of people is properly utilized by
educating oneself; otherwise it stays raw and unused. We must utilize our
education for the common good and earn money and fame in the society.
Education teaches us good ways of interaction
with other persons in the society, good ways of living, enables us to earn our
food and other basic necessities etc. Without education one is not
a complete person. Education does not mean the only lessons learnt in an
institution like a school. Education is consists of learning what is
necessary for becoming a complete person.
Education is needed for all persons of all
ages, whether a person is at the bottom of a company or at the top of a
company. The type and level of education differs depending on the person's
Education for ALL
Education is very important in the
life of human beings. Education and educated thinking, educated talking,
educated culture are the qualities that distinguish a man from animals or
illiterates or cave age man.
Thus education must be imparted to all children up to a certain
age and the basic minimum knowledge and skills must be imparted to every
person. Without education in this modern times, it is not possible to get
any good job or not possible to earn money.
In a country like India, it is not easy to arrange
facilities for educating all people. The main reason is the poverty of a
lot of people, corruption and the vast population of India. It is
required to build a lot of government schools, feed the children during
the day, provide hostels for poor people and of certain backward classes, drive
various schemes to enroll students in schools, provide study materials, provide
scholarships and so on..
India has been giving reservations for many castes and
classes of people for three decades to four decades now. Still there are
poor people or helpless people who are not self sufficient for sending their
children to schools. Often the education received does not seem to help
those people. So they go away from schools. The schools are also
not of good quality and standards perhaps. So the standard of learning is
Whatever the case is, 100% literacy for all children upto
the age of 16 or 18 must be made compulsory. The final three years could
be related to vocational job oriented training. Whether the person does a
labour job, driver job, security guard's post or farming, a shop
owner or a worker in a shop, education is a must for all citizens of
All poor people in India could not think alike, move
alike because of lack of education. The government of India has
introduced the relevant schemes time and again for the last few decades.
Still another decade may be necessary for coming to a situation where all
children in the country are educated to the secondary level.
Unfortunately cost of education is rising quite
rapidly. Also the inflation is already high in India. The
government is facing funds crunch. The corruption is still at large.
The situation is not all favourable. However, the various
government agencies, voluntary agencies, many corporations with social
responsibility are helping poor people as much as they can, to impart basic
reading and speaking skills.
I believe that in another decade the literacy level will
reach quite high in all urban, towns and known places. In villages with
small population and backward mountainous regions, an additional effort will be
needed for another 5 years to completely convert all children to
literates. The mindset of the people in those regions must be changed.
Other people must be kind to those people when they come in contact with
them. There is a major population of retired educated citizens in India
now. They can contribute significantly to this goal of the government.
Education for all will be successful when educated rural
people are able to find employment nearby their villages. So it is
important to develop the regions in terms of industries with manufacturing and
production, or assembling or agriculture based activities, so that a majority of
people could be employed from the region. Then the incentive for getting
educated gets aroused in the people and consequently, India can achieve
"Education For All".