Less than a month away from the panchayat elections in the state, guess what Haryana is witnessing a mad scramble for? Not last minute campaigning or poaching of candidates, but Haryana villages are in a great rush to find educated brides.
There is a need for a Constitution bench to deliberate on the Supreme Court's upholding of the Haryana government's decision to make literacy an essential criterion to contest panchayat elections, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has said.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday sought greater involvement of the society in achieving higher literacy targets and said that without education India cannot claim its pride of place among nations.
Despite government efforts to promote education among the Scheduled Tribes (STs), their literacy rates as compared to the national average have remained low, a Parliamentary Committee has said this week.
While scope of Mobile-learning is growing fast, it is imperative to address the problems of low level of literacy, limited understanding of English language in rural and semi urban areas and text driven interface in order to reap the benefits of this technology.
Every year millions of children are deprived of their basic rights of education and nutrition. Most of these children, from a tender age are compelled by situations to work for food. In a tough choice between literacy and hunger, it is always child labour to satisfy hunger that wins.