According to 2011 census, literacy rate of hundred percent or around has been achieved by only a couple of states in India. Illiteracy is found mostly among the old and the deprived sections of society. What can the youth do to spread literacy in society? Write an article in 150-200 words on ‘Role of students in eradicating illiteracy.’ You are Karuna/Karan.
Role of Students in Eradicating Illiteracy
In a developing country like India, about half of its population is illiterate. Although India produces the best doctors and engineers in the world, it still remains an educationally backward nation. Most of the people living in villages are illiterates. They can’t read or write. Economic backwardness, ignorance as well as lack of opportunities have deprived them of literacy and knowledge.
Education makes a man enlightened and eligible and helps him to prosper physically, economically and spiritually. Illiteracy is a real handicap in the progress of a democratic society. Politicians and middlemen take advantage of these simple people by misguiding them with false promises illiteracy is the main cause of their exploitation.
Students, the builders of the nation, can play an effective role in removing the curse of illiteracy. Following the motto, ‘Each One, Teach One’ they can organise classes in groups. Students can also devote time to teach illiterates during vacation. They can light the lamp of literacy in the lives of underprivileged by seeking help from National Literacy Mission, NGOs and education institutes. Government should support the efforts of students as well as NGOs who work for this cause. A continuous follow up is extremely necessary to eradicate illiteracy from the roots.
Youth plays a very important role in building the nation. With the increase in population, the responsibilities of students have also increased. They are the pivot on which the development of any nation depends. We know that India is a land of villages and most of its population is illiterate, In most of the villages, there are no schools or teaching facilities.
Thus, villagers don’t get any opportunity to learn. Poverty and ignorance have deprived them and the weaker section from becoming literate. Therefore, it becomes the duty of the youth to render their services to them by teaching them.They can share their valuable advice and guidance to educate them. We know that education helps in economic, social, spiritual and mental development. It broadens ones outlook towards society. Being illiterate or uneducated, is like a curse. Students can help these people by organizing evening classes and by adopting the motto’ each one, teach one’. Out of their twenty-four hours, the students can spare at least one hour for the unprivileged people. They can spread awareness among the illiterates regarding the hazards of overpopulation and recommend the need of having a small family. Many NGOs and governmental agencies are there to assist these youths in this regard. They can be encouraged to do so by giving them the incentive of gaining additional marks or extra grades.
Youth, therefore, can play a major role in making the country progressive and prosperous by bringing complete change in the attitude and thinking of the illiterate by educating them. So, let’s join hands to eradicate illiteracy from our country.