Education has been recognized as the most powerful and vital tool for India’s development. Various researches both at national and international levels have proved that education significantly contributes in social and economic advancement of a nation.
Today, India needs to overcome many obstacles to achieve its goal of becoming the new superpower. A pool of educated and empowered citizens will drive the country towards the realization of this dream.
Role of Educational Policies to Grapple Global Challenges
The world is at the threshold of breakthrough innovations and prominent technological expansion. The credibility of Indian educational policies has been a subject of debate both at a social and economic level for over a decade now. As a result of such debate, important amendments have been made and new systems have been introduced to ensure that education reaches to all the levels of the society.
Government Initiatives for One and All
The Indian Government has done commendable job by launching programs like free and compulsory education till the age of fourteen years , Sarva Siksha Abhiyan , Adult Education, Vocationalisation of Education, Teacher Education , Science Education , Educational Planning, Administration and Supervision, Physical Education, Games and Sports, Scholarship , Language Development , Book Promotion, Libraries , Youth Service Schemes , Cultural Institutions and activities, special initiatives to encourage education of girls, reservation for children belonging to economic weaker sections (EWS) in private schools. Gradually opening up more and more schools throughout the country has worked out in favour of the national development strategy. The investment in education has brought positive returns like better skill set among people leading to grater employment.
Education the Chief Cause of India’s Apprise
It has been very well said that no nation rises above the level of its education. As the literacy rate in India improves, so does the living standard of its people and also moral fundamentalism. Today the world looks at India as an emerging giant due to its knowledge centric approach. Aggressive investment in education has brought about a high degree of economic transformation.
It is not surprising that our country has been applauded at a lot of international platforms for encouraging education among masses and supporting educational institutions by fulfilling all their needs to safeguard the delivery of quality education. It is due to this commitment that the best educational institutions in the world are opening their centers in India. This is also building great industrial linkages.
However, all is not as promising as it may seem. Lack of accountability, corruption and political instability are hampering the best that can be derived from this sector.
We need better facilitators who realize that education is the central component for India’s developmental process. The education implementation plan needs to be clearly defined. We need to adopt modern techniques of teaching. In all educators must create awareness that being literate is a way of being liberated, it is a mode of touching new horizons and encompassing difficulties to realize one’s complete potential.
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