Have we remained basically uneducated in the garb of degrees and certificates?
Despite literacy and educational development, why is there a dominance of having votes influenced by caste or religion? An interesting point to ponder about and discuss.
We express regret in different affairs of the country and say that education can solve the problem. Yes, education is important. It helps to understand things in a better way, it helps to gain knowledge and skills, it develops the personality and helps to interact with others. If you know something you can tell about it to others and can do things in a better way than those who do not know. Education develops one in many ways. There are many who feel proud to describe their educational qualifications and data shows the literacy rate of this country is 74%. It varies from State to State and data shows as of 2011 Kerala has the highest literacy rate of 93%. Though it is the overall rate, it varies on different accounts like gender, area etc.
What is quite surprising is the nature of those people when it comes to voting. Many States that have high literacy rates are polarized in many ways. There you can find one caste has prominence over the other and the politicians are trying to lure people in that state based on castes or religions. It is almost same everywhere and people become influenced by the politicians though they are literate. When somebody doesn't know, it is acceptable that they can be lured or exploited in some ways. But what about educated people, why they are so much concerned about caste, creed and religion? It is not that only illiterates vote and the literates stay away. If that was the case the percentage of voting could have indicated differently. Does education propagate inequality or have we remained basically uneducated in the garb of degrees and certificates?