Did you note that in spite of the Government’s initiatives and provisions made for the girl child, the statistics are shown in the enrollment position of girls in the primary and upper primary are not very encouraging? Write a letter to the editor of a national daily. Expressing your concerti about the issue and the need to work on a war footing to counter the problem of poor enrollment of girls.
Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Friends Colony
New Delhi, Delhi-110023
21st March 2020
The Times of India
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Subject: Poor Enrollment of Girls in Primary and Upper Primary School
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the kind attention of the concerned authorities and common masses towards the state of female literacy in India.
India is a country where the majority of its population is below the age of 35. It is a country of young people. Consequently, education is a service which can play a big role in cultivating the youth of the nation. Unfortunately, a lot of gender disparity exists in our country. The birth of a male child is celebrated with aplomb while the birth of a female child is lamented. The statistics reveal that out of the total number of children enrolled in schools in the year 1999-2000, only 43.6% of girls were enrolled in primary school and 40.4% were enrolled in upper primary school. In the year 2004-2005. Only 46.7% of girls were enrolled in primary school and 44.43% were enrolled in upper primary school. These figures go to show that female literacy has a long way to go in India.
It is imperative that the government takes steps to ensure better participation of the female child in education. It is also important to change conservative social attitudes towards the girl child’s education. Like Jawaharlal Nehru once said – “By educating a woman, you are educating an entire family.
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