Help 2 make India fully literate.
Almost 40 percentages of Indians cannot read or write. We read the statistics and ignore the whole thing. As it does not affect us directly, we are not concerned.
But if you give a moment’s thought you would realize that it affects your life directly. The progress of a society very much depends on the literacy level of the population. More the illiteracy level, better the material advancement. You will agree that it is better to live in a progressed society than in an underdeveloped one.
The next question is what can one do about it?
Ashutosh Ghosh, a 17-year-old boy runs a free school in an open playground for school dropouts and for those who want to learn and appear for the school leaving certificate examination. Even housewives who have never attended school run to his ‘classroom’ with notebooks and pencils till dusk sets in. Already, in a year’s time about 30 village women can sign their names and 50 children have received basic education. Many of these children were working in the fields due to domestic violence and the ignorance of their parents. At least 10 of his children will soon appear for the board examinations!
Well, if each one of us who is educated, could help say two illiterates to become literate, that would solve the whole problem of illiteracy of India.