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Samriti Sharma
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Education today is more like a basic necessity and the importance of the same has been recognised by the government of India which states that Education is a basic fundamental right of every child ageing between 6-14 which has been mentioned under Article 14 and 21 of our Indian constitution.
Girls education in particular if talked about playa a very significant role due to the fact that education forms the very basis for the independence of a girl in various aspects of life beginning from being financially independent to being recognised in a society in her individual capacity. But it is easier said than done because in a developing nation like India where patriarchy has been in practice for centuries it is still a common belief system that girls should be taught and engaged in households rather than giving them the opportunity to educate themselves.
In the present 21st century also there are many girls across the country and the global who desire to attend schools and get access to basic education and be capable enough to live a life of their dreams. There are many obstacles being faced for girls education in India which includes poverty, gender biased discrimination, cultural stereotypes, child marriage etc.
Many initiatives have been taken up by the government and the people in general to uplift girls by providing them access to education. Currently many Non Governmental Organization who are working for the sole purpose of educating girls about their rights and duties. Many schemes have been started by our government like ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme in Haryana which particularly aims to promotes girl child education, udaan scheme, Balika Samriddhi Yojna etc. Along with these steps I believe awareness programs should be conducted in internal rural areas which will help in widening up the perspective of the society as well. Awareness campaigns should be organised for helping people understand the importance of education specially for girls.