There was a time when India is said to be the pioneer of literacy around the globe. If we believe in historical facts or old proverbs and stories that say that it was India who have introduced “zero” to the world. It is supposed to be the most significant contribution of India for to the world as zero is the starting point of every big activity from calculating the distance between earth and moon or to count the number of planet and other things. In ancient time people from all over the world come down to India for studying in the oldest university and the most renowned one at that time the “Nalanda University”. You can find the description of various traveller visited India during different periods from all over the world. These descriptions have become a very important evidence of history. These descriptions have elaborately mentioned about the quality of teaching and extraordinary methods used by the teachers for giving practical knowledge to the students.
But the irony of this country is that the things are getting worst instead of getting better with the passing of time. The literacy rate has dropped tremendously in previous years. The literacy rate has become an important consideration for the country. That is why people are seeking out ways to improve the literacy rate in India so that it can regain its position in the field of literacy that it had in the past. Here we are trying to figure out some ways or factors that can help in the improvement of the literacy rate of India.
According to census 70% of the population of this country lives in villages and a big part of this population is uneducated. They are not aware about the importance and need of education in a person’s life. It is very important to make them aware about the need and importance of education for the improvement of the literacy rate of the country. By making people aware about can help you in teaching them. The thing is very simple if you want to teach more people you have to reach more people. For this an effective awareness program is very important. The government is giving its effort by introducing various literacy campaigns like “school chale hum” and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. The free sms services can be proved an effective tool for spreading awareness in this matter.
The social environment is also widely responsible for the bad condition of literacy in India. Here people have imposed various restrictions on girl’s education. The woman literacy rate is like a scary dream for a person who is putting his effort for improving the literacy rate of country. On the same side it is great challenge for people working in this field. It is very important that proper steps to be taken by government and other beneficiaries to encourage girl education in the country.
Opening more and more school is total wastage of time, money and effort for improving literacy rate. Government as well as other beneficiaries involve in it has to put their effort in encourage more and more students to join schools and study. More awareness programs should be introduced especially in the rural areas and focusing on girl education. On the same side more and more aids should be given to people want to study but don’t have proper resources for that.
Realisation of social responsibility
It is very important that people must realise their social responsibility and put their respective efforts to improve the literacy rate of India. Taking small small steps can make big changes you can teach underprivileged children, you can take responsibility or bear expenses of underprivileged child and many efforts can be put by you if you generously want to put. The free calls can be used to encourage people to understand their social responsibility and act visa versa.