Education of Women in India

Education News | Jan-24-2021

Education of Women in India

Women play a really important role in the progress of a family, society, and country. To form democracy successful in the country women's education is necessary together with the men. Educated women are the real source of happiness in the family. Education is one of the milestones for women's empowerment because it enables them to reply to the challenges, confront their traditional role, and alter their life-style (Bhat, 2015). The feminine literacy rate in India is less than the male literacy rate. Compared to boys fewer girls are enrolled within the schools and lots of them drop out.

“Educate a woman, Empower a Nation.” Women play an important role in the development of the state. During this century the economic wealth of the country not only depends on the lads but also within the hands of the ladies. To enhance the role of girls within society the Government mainly targeting their education and increasing employment opportunities. In these circumstances, we require further improvement within the equality in gender, level of literacy, and empowerment of girls in every corner in India. For that, the Indian Government has launched quite a few programs and schemes to hold them into conventional development. These actions have brought about observable changes in the socio-economic conditions of women. After India got independence, the participation of women nationalists was widely acknowledged. When the Indian Constitution was formulated, it granted equal rights to women, considering them legal citizens of the country and as adequate to men in terms of freedom and opportunity. Free and compulsory education to children between the ages of 6 to 14 is a fundamental right of Indian citizens consistent with the Indian Constitution under the 86th Amendment. Albeit the Indian Government has taken some measures such as the "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” (the main intent of this program is to give primary education particularly to girl children from poor rural areas). Despite these activities, there are many obstacles to women's education. Hence, this study is especially focused on women education in India an analysis.

By: Raghav Saxena

Birla School, Pilani