What is education? Is it book-learning? No. Is it diverse knowledge? Not even that. The training by which the current and expression of will are brought under control and become fruitful is called education, says Swami Vivekananda and he defines education in one of his letters as - Education is the manifestation of the Perfection already there in Man.
Students of Bharatiya MIssion School run by Aim India Foundation
Newton did not ask anyone the reason why the apple fell down from the tree. What he did is called exploration of his own knowledge, through which he delved into Mother Nature and came up with Law of Gravitation.
Let us consider a child X. He grows up and turns out to become an uneducated youngster. Without any backup from family, he will soon feel the need of money for his basic requirements. He will try to manage for a few days, but as the days progress, chances are more that he would use wrong means to earn income, just because he has no other option to earn for his livelihood. He will either end up being a beggar or as a criminal
Children from underprivileged class are taught in Bharatiya Mission School
According to NCRB and some independent organisation, lack of education is taken to be a long term cause for crimes in India. About 73, 26,099 crimes were registered in 2014-15 i.e. nearly 14 crimes per minute. As per NCRB 2015 report, around 53% of juveniles apprehended in 2014 were either illiterate or educated only up to primary level or Class 5, one percentage point jump in two years. Half of these juveniles dropped out of school even before reaching Class 5.
So think, why are there more chances that X will not evolve as an independent or inter-dependent youth? Because he lacks moral values, something that only proper education, in all its aspects, can develop in you. He might turn into a criminal or his limited knowledge would degenerate him into a beggar. It is man-making education all round that we want. Education involves knowledge combined with moral values and principles.
The United Nations as well as the Constitution of India also support and understand the importance of education.
Art5icle 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states.
Drawing competition in Bharatiya Mission School
Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
Article 21a of the India describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India, making it a fundamental right. For this, we may directly approach the Hon’ble Supreme Court or Hon’ble High Court as per Article 32 of the Indian Constitution.
Education is very important to become a developed citizen rather than just being a normal citizen. It is a vital component for betterment of our self and society. In the long run, it is education that transforms a person to someone like APJ Abdul Kalam, without which he might even become a terrorist or a criminal.