Education: The Key to a Brighter Future

Aditya Maurya, Class 9, Shikha Academy, Mumbai

What is education? Why do we need it? These are very normal questions and everyone is aware of them. But the real question is, “What is the role of education in our society?” Do we need to be literate? How does education play a vital role? Is education a right? What does our constitution say about it? Today, 74.04% of the Indian population is literate, according to the government of India. Still, 25.96% of the Indian population is illiterate and this is one of the biggest problems in India. According to the World Poverty Clock, 6% of the Indian population is living in poverty. The main reason for this is the LACK OF EDUCATION. According to Article 21-A, which was inserted by The Constitution Act, 2002 in the constitution of India, education is the fundamental right of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years. The Constitution makes it clear that that age group must study and it is the job of the government to provide them FREE EDUCATION. When people are educated, they have more understanding of the world around them. It’s extremely hard to manipulate an educated person as compared to an uneducated person. Education helps you to earn money; the paper behind which the entire humanity is running. Education is required to bring a change. Education is required to achieve your dreams and live the life you always wanted. Education is a path to success. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela, one of the most powerful lines in the history of mankind. No one can survive without money in today’s world but to earn money and you need to be educated to earn well.

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