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Importance Of Education

Education is an important part of modern life. It helps us to fill our stomach. Knowledge is the ultimate but most of the times knowledge alone can’t feed us. Knowledge and education together form the basic need that a human mind should possess. The human race has successfully freed itself from many evil malpractices and superstitions just because of the development of REASONING POWER which can strike a person only if knowledge and true facts are known to his mind. Yes, it is true that education is needed to get a proper job which is the top most requirement to survive. Poverty is related to the uneducated population as they cannot offer any mental labour but just physic labour which is more tiresome.

Education is the most effective and important thing in the world. It creates knowledge when there is darkness, builds confidence when there is presence of self doubt and it gives opportunity when there are barriers. History bears the testimony to the fact that education can change lives. From A.P.J. Kalam to Thomas Alva Edison, every successful person has achieved laurels and have overcome hardships and poverty by the sheer power of education. It is a sad reality of our world today that millions of children will never receive this key. Especially children in war torn countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia are the worst affected. They become destined to stay locked in cycles of disadvantage and poverty due to lack of accessibility to better education opportunities.

Do you know how many children are being deprived of education all over the world? There are 263 million children currently out of school all over the world as per a UN report. Education plays a key role in future of children and even more if it is a girl child as it will help to stop girls being excluded, or married off. Right now, one girl under 15 is married every 7 seconds. They should be starting a new year of school, not starting a new life of disadvantage.

In India, education is one of the most needed virtues which is missing in most of the population. Yes, it is true that knowledge is greater than education but It’ll be wrong to say that books aren’t needed to attain knowledge. According to the latest data, India’s adult literacy rate is 73.2 percent which is a great progress but there are 313 million illiterate people. 59 percent of them being women.

Facts do change views. They have always stirred our minds. During the British rule there were many malpractices like the sati system,pardah system. And however, they weren’t questioned for a longer time because the minds of those days were not known to facts. They followed and performed what their ancestors did without trying to know the reasons behind it. If asked, the answers were related to either religion or women. Later, Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar questioned the practices with scientific and logical views which made them the enemy of the society but their confidence on the views made them win the battle. They fought for the rights of women.

The Sati Pratha

Rabindranath Tagore had rightly said in his poem, 'Where The Mind Is Without Fear',

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way.

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This is how it makes a person independent.  When you know the facts, you get confidence to question the empty minds and thus, you find no need of simply nodding to someone else’s views and points like dead cowards.

And last but not the least, keeping in mind the current situation of the country, there are many people who still don’t know the effects of the corona virus. Even now when we look around us, there are people who are not scared of whatever might happen if they become a prey of the virus.

Without facts and information, the world will just fill up with reluctance and ignorance as a timid mind never has the courage to face the reality.

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