Literacy Importance in India

When looking at children aged between five and eight, there is one commonality that should be noticed among them. No matter what country they live in, or what their daily lives consist of, they should all have this single minimal skill. They should all be able to read. Reading is so important in today’s fast paced society, and all children should have access to learning and availability to such important topics.

When people discuss education, they often times think about classes of advanced academia. Maybe the students they picture are slightly older, and more advanced. However, we must look at the original building blocks for this mental image we develop. All children start with reading, writing, and learning how to identify letters on a page. Without this basic skill, everything else becomes too difficult for them to achieve. In India, there is a great need to incorporate even more of this into programs through schools, at home, and potentially even in the workplace. Everyone should be literate, and no one should be left behind.

For children growing up in this age of technology, it is only looking out for their best of interests to teach them to read. If reading never comes along, then they immediately lose out on over 80% of jobs that could be available to them. We should never put children in this unfair ratio of job availability, and allow them to have the best and most successful futures they wish to pursue. Giving the children of the world hope and strength, we are making the world a better place. If we look at reading and its importance in regards to technology, it becomes easy to see how lost we would be in this world. The world is heading in a new direction with technology, and even still, reading is the basis it is found. It’s more crucial now than ever to improve literacy rates among the states of India.

Incorporating better literacy programs throughout India could be done with a few easy steps. The first could be ensuring parents of the importance of a proper education. All parents should be fully supportive of their child attending school and learning how to read. Another would be the availability of schools. Some rural areas have limited access to schools that provide quality education. Programs could be established to make sure these children are not forgotten, and learn the necessary skills to learn how to read. Once the foundation is produced for reading skills, it becomes infinitely easier to continue education. This can almost be true at any point in life.

These are just a few of the reasons that literacy reasons need to improve throughout India. Many other benefits will start to surface if more people become aware of the issue at hand, and take action to help reverse it. These children are the future of the country, and need to be given literacy just as the minimum to reach their full potential. Without this, we are only crippling them, and not giving them a fair shot to be successful. It all starts by taking initiative, and doing your part to help this cause.


India Offering Progressive Education

Education in India, as it is in any other place in the world, is arguably one of, if not the most important parameters for sustaining a nation’s culture as well as providing growth and development for its people.  Whether you’re talking about teaching the youngest members of a society the most rudimentary skills with language and recognizing shapes, patterns, colors and numbers, or offering the highest apex of education to the top echelon of individuals who pursue multiple doctorates, education is a factor in a society that is paramount to its success. Considering that India is the land where even the most difficult theoretical physics would call its ancestral home, it comes as little to no surprise that education is a highly valued commodity that is never taken for granted there.


Here we see a group of young girls being given some education on oral health, image credit @ Trinity Care Foundation.

As you can see in the image above, education isn’t purely for the fulfillment of scholastic enjoyment, but also for very tangible and practical results.  Teaching people how to take care of themselves and others is something that the Indian culture has certainly been known for. Reading is so important in today’s fast paced society, and all children should have access to learning and availability to such important topics. Whether you’re talking about Indian hospitality and the exquisite cuisine that comes with it, or the world class doctors that are often the best living physicians on the planet, India has its share of accolades that are well founded in pragmatic results.  Education is one of the most important things a society can offer to its people and there is no substitute for a population that values knowledge.


This photo is of two young mothers near Lucknow, India learning to write from a literacy class.  Photo credit @ United Nations Photo.

It is no surprise that India, one of the most progressive nations in terms of feminism and women’s rights, has many programs such as this to help its less privileged female citizens receive a decent education.  This is likely to be a difficult task considering how many millions of people are in the country and how difficult it must be to provide a systematic educational system that can reach even the remote rural communities that are far from the metropolitan areas where the best schools are available.  The education system in India certainly isn’t perfect, and good luck finding any nation where it is because such a place doesn’t exist, but the things that India does correctly, are done very well, without exception.

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