Education is a fundamental right. The ’Right of children to free and compulsory education act’ was passed on August 4, 2009; still 25% of population is illiterate.

In 1947, the literacy rate in India was 12 % and according to census 2010, it soared to 75.06%. Despite the six fold increase in the literacy rate, we lag far behind the other nations, as the average literacy rate of the world is 84%.

Children are the future of the nation. All deserving and less privileged children should be provided with free uniforms and books; along with free education. There are many children out there, who are willing to study and have so much potential but they cannot do so because they are into some kind of labour which gets wages into the house to feed their hungry younger siblings……

The surest way to break out of the cycle of poverty is through education. Education can significantly improve the quality of life of a family for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child, such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority.

The only way to ensure a better future for these children is by educating them. It empowers these children and evolves them as better citizens.

The desired changes in the lives of such children will come only when more and more privileged people start participating proactively in finding a solution.

India of the present

India, a developing country, (don’t know why it’s called one, when everyone’s trying to sabotage it’s image) is still a man worshiping country. There may be many countries where male chauvinism exists, but the prize definitely goes to India. A recent incident, that took place in Bangalore, (a metropolitan city), could break even an obstinate into tears. A three month old girl, Neha Afreen, was brutally attacked by her father, with cigarettes and her head was banged against the wall. She was so injured, not just physically, but mentally, that she soon died. Well, this incident may have come into light, but there are many other ‘Nehas’ who went through the same torture. Eventually, the sex ratio in India is dipping low, day by day. People here have reached the moon, but the country is still in a mess. Wonder why, brains have not grown here? One third of Indian population has emerged from the squalor of poverty, in recent years. Still,there are 23% people living under the poverty line, but there’s not even a single hope that sustains them. The government is spilling millions over nuclear bombs and missiles, when these funds could be used for the betterment of the people. The urgent need in India is to raise up the living standard of the common people. The reputation of India, globally, is dipping lower and lower. Well, India may have occupied a spot in the World Bank’s list of  the ‘fastest developing nations’ of the world, but, we all know (as citizens of India) that it is not worthy of it……