Today is International literacy day, does it means anything for a common Indian? let us analyse hereAccording to the census of 2011 present literacy rate in India is 74% which was only 12% during the time of British Rule. It has been 71 years of our independence and seeing these figures comparatively, literacy growth doesn't seem so bad, but these figures are not enough if we dream of becoming a developed nation and want to be among most educated and prosperous country.
Today is International Literacy day and so we have an opportunity and an occasion to look back and analyze how far we have come from what we were once?
Although I believe For a common Indian these important days doesn't matter as they keep coming and going and celebrated only in government institutions, schools and in few NGOs. But what effect a common Indian is figures and number. How does this day affect you does it have any significance for you.
How about if we analyze it here on ISC- how much changes we have seen in terms of education and literacy and a consciousness about literacy among common public from the time we all got admission into schools and today.