From lack of classroom management skills possessed by a teacher to the economic background the children belong to, corporal punishment in India is handed out due to a myriad of reasons.
NDTV, together with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, through the Shiksha Ki Ore Campaign, want to bring to the forefront the urgent need to provide education to all sections of the society, especially those who do not have access or the means to pursue their studies. The campaign looks to celebrate those who are fighting against all odds to pursue the path of literacy and hopes that their stories will inspire many more to educate themselves and take charge of their destiny.
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Let’s stop the blame game right from today and truly believe that we can empower our teachers. And that they have the infinite power within themselves to create a magical moment in school and community.
A particularly interesting aspect of education in India, as we celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day, is the comparison of the change our freedom fighters anticipated and struggled to bring within our education system, with what the situation is at present.
About the Campaign
Shiksha ki Ore is a campaign organised by NDTV in partnership with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences to highlight the importance of education and the urgent need to make it accessible to all sections of the society. The campaign looks at acknowledging and honouring children who struggled to receive their education with the hope of inspiring many more to educate themselves. It also seeks to get people talking about the future of education in our country.
In Pics: Education for a Better Future
The tribal population in India touches a whopping 10.2 crores, with literacy rate 30%. Over the last few years, the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences has succeeded in providing a holistic education to over 25000 tribal children yearly, free of cost. These children mostly belong to areas devoid of basic living essentials, leave alone modern amenities. Through education, the Institute’s efforts are providing hope of a better future to these children.