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.