The knowledge uses to be limited to only certain community of upper caste people. In those days the flow of knowledge was very restrictive and never use to get down to everybody because of barriers of caste and creed. The knowledge was considered to be the property of the only upper caste people only. But today the things have changed. Caste barriers do not restrict the flow of knowledge. However, other social and economic factors are ruling the nationwide flow of knowledge. Let a common man think above all these barriers and come to a conclusion that literacy must not be compromised at any cost.
There are many great institutions in our country which are imparting the knowledge of very high standards. The cream of talented persons in the outcome of these fine institutions. But this talent is not utilized towards the progress of the country because of the brain drain to other developed nations. There are many reasons for this brain drain. Mean reason being the lack of resources in the country and glitter of money on the other side is causing the brain drain. But now as the country is emerging out to be the information technology superpower, the reverse brain drain has been active. It is a matter of great pride for our country to attain this new height where-in we are able to utilize our own trained manpower revolution.
In the end I would like to conclude by saying that the country is presently encompassed with all sorts of genuine problem. The priority should be set to attack all the problem efficiently and with utmost care so that reversal of the problem should not surround us once again and we waste lot of time and efforts in eradicating the same. Illiteracy in my opinion is one of the major issue and is considered to be the root cause of other problems, which have entangled. To uproot the dragon of literacy we have to ensure that our education system should be made strong and dynamic. The main emphasis is to be given on building up the primary education network spread across throughout the country. No one should remain untouched from the light of knowledge. The education system should ensure that the knowledge is free and affordable to each one of us. At the same time the quality and standard of the education should not be compromised at any cost. Thus I would like to emphasize that with the spread of literacy the knowledge revolution will become a dream turning into reality.
Without mass literacy, the society will be an empty boast and not only will we ever be a knowledge superpower but we will also be ensuring that a majority of Indians form the world’s new underclass. In India mass literacy would have already been achieved if our policy makers had realized soon after independence that instead of pouring subsidies into higher education they should have been building primary schools. There should also have been a serious attempt to build proper schools instead of allowing most school children to manage without buildings, textbooks and often-even teachers. If we want to change this abysmal state of affair, a through scrutiny of the existing educational policy is mandatory. The facts generated out of this honest approach might reveal many disturbing factors.
The first and foremost draw back which will figure out during the churning process of our educational policy will be substantial degradation of the quality and standard of modern education. Most of our educational institutions are not keeping themselves well abreast of the latest advancements in the technology. Learning an obsolete technology in the modern age is like walking towards the moon with head held and feet on the ground. The destination is too far and made of conveyance is unachievable. With only bright thoughts and ideas the goal cannot be achieved. To make way towards destination, tools of modern/ latest technology are very crucial and mandatory. In other words, a considerable uplift in the present standard of the literacy is required to bring in the knowledge revolution in our country. To achieve the full infrastructure needs to be reformed constructively to welcome the wave of modern technology to splash our society. The computers cannot be provided into the schools that function under the trees. India can’t emerge out as N Information Technology giant and bring in Knowledge revolution where literacy still means being able to recognize your name and get a pseudo satisfaction after gaining an ability to sign your name. Doesn’t it look atrocious but still is a horrifying reality.
It would be better if society wakes up to this issue before it is too late.