Our education today seventy years since independenceSince it's going to be independence day soon and ISC is an educational website,let us focus on how much India has progressed in the field of education since independence.
There was widespread illiteracy before independence but India has managed to bring its education system at par with the global standard.
Here are a few important facts about our educational development,
The number of schools witnessed a dramatic increase during the post-independence era.
1)In a bid to attract children to schools, especially in the rural areas, the government also started implementing the mid-day meals programme in 1995.
2)The Parliament made elementary education a fundamental right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by passing the 86th amendment to the Constitution in 2002.
3)During independence, India's literacy rate was only 12.2 % which increased to 74.04% in 2011.
4)The Government launched the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in 2001 to ensure education for the children from 6 to 14 years.
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