Showing posts with label Social Issues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Issues. Show all posts
Friday, March 16, 2012

What Govt can do more through SSA- Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and RET

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Importance of Education is something  on which any man can talk about endlessly but only few have actually understood and acted in the way one should have to handle the Global Issue of Illiteracy ,especially  for the needy ones The Govt. has 2 flagship programs for education : Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Right to Education (RTE). Here are some of the alarming stats (Courtesy: Times of India ).
  • Mean years of schooling in India is 4.4 years ( China  7.5 years)
  • %GDP spent on Public education is down to 3.8% in 2008-09 compared to 4.3% in 2000-01 whereas Cuba  has 18.7% which is highest.
  • Only 21000cr INR have been received by RTE for 2011 out of sanctioned 48000cr.
  • Of 7.5 lakh candidates who appeared for CBSE's all-India teacher recruitment test , only 93,000 passed
  •  NGO Parham’s Annual Status of Education Report (Aser) shows that nearly 47% Class V students cannot read Class II texts, while over 63% of Class III students cannot subtract
  • India has a shortage of 1.5 million teachers.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Begging - Should it be Encouraged ?

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Begging - technically known as “panhandling” means is wherein the needy ask for material benefit,  money, or even basic amenities like food and clothing .
But the question  here is should this activity be encouraged ??
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It’s a human tendency that u feel like helping someone when they are in need – Good karma as we say it ..But is it really a good karma ?
They are many reasons that ppl keep begging . Some think they cannot do anything else , some don know whether they can do anything , then there are some who think that begging is better and easy money  , sit in a place and keep pleading ppl to help them  . Begging has become more of an art rather than an unwanted activity.

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