Right to Education

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

  • Nelson Mandela

Education can be broadly defined as the knowledge of system and surrounding. It is the way to impart the knowledge of the society relating to its values and the system created for its smooth functioning.

India is considered to be a young country where approximately 60% of its population is below the age of 25yrs. If this proportion converted to figures that is 750 million people, very young people. They are future of India and if we could educate this huge population then certainly as a nation we can smoothly march toward eradication of various social evils prevalent in Indian society.  In 1993 the Indian judiciary has identified the right to education as a fundamental right in the case of  Unni Krishnan v/s State of Andhra Pradesh and in 86th amendment to the Indian constitution, the parliament inserted Art. 21 A as the right to compulsory education for the children of 6 – 14 yrs age group. Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 has come into force on 1st April 2010. Both of these statutory provisions made Right to Education as a fundamental right for the children of the age group 6 to 14 yrs.

Education is articulated as a weapon to change the society; here the education under this fundamental right does not refer to any revolutionary education but to an elementary education. The main objective of this elementary education is to provide these young people with basics of education so they posses minimal qualification to lead a life comparatively in a better way.

To meet the further needs of this huge human force our policy makers need to take into consideration the improvement from elementary to advanced education to meet the upgrowing requirements of the society as well as our country.

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