For the development of the country, education is a must. But not only education but equal access to education is vital. With modernization, our country’s education index increase gradually. But the sad part is the gulf between the education ratio between boys and girls is still wide. Our country can progress only when our country gives equal access to education to girls also. but it is not possible due to various factors that make it impossible for girls to get an education in our country. Firstly, the poverty rate of our country. The condition is miserable. And when It comes to education. It is only a girl child who has to suffer. Families are educating only boy child barely caring about the female child of the family. This problem still exists even after 72 years of independence. Even though education is being made free, it still involves a substantial cost to send girls to school. Therefore, families who are struggling to make ends meet fail to pay the educational expenses of their children.
Another problem is that in rural areas, there aren’t many schools. This creates a distance problem as they are located far from the villages. In some areas, students have to walk for three to four hours to reach their school. This is where the safety of the girls gets compromised so parents don’t see it fit to send them off so far. Furthermore, the conservative thinking of the people makes it tougher for girls to get an education. Some people still believe girls are meant to stay in their houses and look after the kitchen. They do not like women to do any other tasks except for household ones. social evils like child marriage and child labour also stop the girl from getting an education. Parents pull daughters out of school to marry them off at an early age. Also, when girls indulge in child labour, they do not get time to study. If we wish to see India progress and develop, we need to educate our girl children. They are indeed the future of our nation. Moreover, when they become educated, they will not have to be dependent on others for their livelihood.
One of the most important benefits of girl education is that the country’s future will be brighter and better. Similarly, our economy can grow faster if more and more women become financially strong thereby reducing poverty. Furthermore, women who are educated can take proper care of their children. This will strengthen the future as lesser kids will die due to a lack of vaccination or a similar reason. Most importantly, educated women can result in a decrease in social issues like corruption, child marriage, domestic abuse, and more. They will become more confident and handle their families better in all spheres. Thus we see how one educated woman can bring so much change in her life along with the others as well.