There is a thin line between literacy and illiteracy.

Those who know how to read and write are called educated.

But not knowing the difference between A and E makes us uneducated.

Education is not a privilege;

It is a right,

But then why can't the uneducated fight for their rights?

The little girl was ashamed to bring her illiterate mother to school.

Her lack of knowledge,

Seemed to outweigh the protection of the womb.

Education is a powerful weapon to have.

But common sense tells us,

Which direction to point the barrel at.

Not knowing how to read and write,

Does not mean we are not worldly wise.

The pen gives you the power to write,

The story the uneducate describe.

Surely education is important in this progressing world,

but that does not mean

that fire cannot be created from sparking stones.

In today's world education is a key that can open unimaginable gates for us. Education paves a path that will make us rise higher and higher but this right is not available to everyone. There are close to six million out of school children in India. Out of 100 students, 29 percent of girls and boys drop out of school before completing the full cycle of elementary education. The future of these children is grim, they will not be offered as many options as their educated counterparts. The general knowledge and skill they possess will be overshadowed by the lack of college degrees and diplomas.


Author: Khushi Aggarwal

Editor: Anubhi Srivastava

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