‘Illiteracy’ is the biggest stigma on society and the country. Illiteracy is the biggest obstacle in the development of the country. The welfare of a country can be possible only if every person of the nation literate. Education is not for any one class or generation, but it is for everyone.
For social change every person of the country must be literate. But sometimes the question arises why is it necessary to be literate? The answer is this, Education teaches the all-round development of humans. Through education, man is introduced to the world. Illiteracy stops the ideology of the person. He finds himself surrounded by superstitions and customs. If he is literate, his thinking and ideology develops. Superstitious and stereotypical straps move away from the eyes. From here on, social change begins. Where society begins to change, the development of the country begins. Before independence there was a very large population in our country, which was not literate.
This was a beneficial situation for the British. It was also a reason for India to remain slaves for a long time. Later, the leaders of the country had come to understand this point. They took the same step. They carried out important works to promote literacy in the country. At that time the number of illiterate women was more than men. Special emphasis was given on women education.
The movement run by the leaders spread all around. The public became aware of the fact that illiteracy is the root of all their problems. Uneducated humans are unable to understand the social, economic, political changes. People of some cunning tendencies take advantage of their ignorance and exploit them. The moneylenders and landlords are one of these kind of people. In this way their caste also can not develop and they are also unable to understand the glory of their culture. The result of these movements was that literacy was adopted in some parts of the country. When the people of the country started to awake, they understood that the slavery was making their existence hollow. The result was that the country was free.
After attaining independence, our big leaders took important steps in the spread of education. But today there are many parts of the country, in which literacy rate is not high. This is a matter of regret for us. The more illiterate the public will not be able to choose the right person to govern their country. If the country’s main representative is ineligible, then how will he handle the country? We must have a good knowledge of the fact that illiteracy is a deep trench, which is blocking development of the country. If we want us and the country to develop, then we will have to adopt literacy and throw away the roots of illiteracy.