India is a developing country and therefore education it is required that education is given a little more importance than any other sector. The statement comes from Javadekar after the recent report from UNESCO comes into light saying that India will be 50 years late in achieving it goals related to education.
Javadekar also talked about increasing number of scholarships which are being offered to differently abled students.
Javadekar went to attend convocation at Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University where he made announced, "Currently, around 2,500 scholarships are being provided to differently-abled students. We are thinking about how this number can be increased and how differently-abled students can avail more benefit from these programs."
Reason why the section need special attention
- As much as 3 per cent populace in the country comprise the differently-abled
- "The Narendra Modi government is to reach out to all sections of the society, including the marginalised and poor," he said
What the university can expect from the government?
- Since the university has been running for several years now, the founder appealed the government to make it a central university
- The founder, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya, who himself cannot see, has given a vision to thousands of differently-abled students in his university
- The university awarded D Litt degrees to Javadekar and BJP MP Prabhat Jha.
Government's plan for the groups at disadvantage
- "At present, around 128 Equal Opportunity Cells are functioning in various universities and colleges to bring in equal opportunities for the disadvantaged social groups", the minister said
- Moreover, the government will provide a grant worth Rs 2 lakh to the university for the Equal Opportunity Cell
- Indira Gandhi National Open University is also coming up with a new initiative to start an Indian sign language research and training center