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Education Must Encompass Moral Values and IT

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Smt Naseem Akhtar Insaaf,
Minister of State for Education, Government of Rajasthan

In this year’s budget, there will be no exaggeration if I say that this time there was a huge amount allocated for educational development in Rajasthan.There are various schemes, such as giving scooters to students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) as reward for thosegetting more than 55 percent marks or taking admission in college. Government is also giving laptops to girls belonging to minority
communities who are scoring good marks in schools and are opting for higher studies. Children, especially girls, who earlier used to walk kilometers to reach schools, are now being given bicycles for easy conveyance to schools. This boosts the moral of children to get education.
Government has opened thousands of new primary schools, and thousands of primary schools have graduated to secondary schools. Educational developments are on going from the past many years.
Government is putting so much of efforts because we want to create awareness about education in every sector of the society. Our aim is to educate every single person in every village of Rajasthan. In urban areas education is still at par, but rural areas need real attention.We are targeting to control the dropout rates in schools. We are running bridge courses to associate them to schools. Government will give laptops to the top 10 meritorious students of Xth and XIIth boards. Government is also distributing special learning laptops to the VIIIth class students. This is a huge investment, but government wants competitiveness among students and we want to connect our education system with information technology.
Indira Priyadarshani Puruskar,Gargi Puruskar, free K-12 education for girls are some phenomenal initiatives taken by the government.

Government’s initiatives
It is the 21st century, and it is an advanced era of information technology. We need an education system of global level. Indian students are very much popular all around the world in terms of quality education. Even the US President, Barack Obama, watches out for Indian talent.
The central government has helped us in providing broadband services at all the levels. Now Rajiv Gandhi Bharat Nirman Seva Kendra is also connected through IT. These initiatives eased the life of rural population in Rajasthan as they are now able to do most of their work like bill payment and getting many other documents from village itself through IT.
Rajasthan has set such a model in terms of IT advancement that when the US President, Barack Obama came to Indiahe spoke to the people of Kanpura – a small panchayat of Ajmer, direct from New Delhi through video conferencing.Numbers of schools have got computer labs, and even many classrooms are connected with IT.

Importance of girl education
The Government has provided a lot for education. Now it is our responsibility to  take it to the common man. Our government is determined to educate each and every female in the state. That is why we are highly focused towards girls’ education. When a girl gets educated, she educates two families – one is the family she is born in, and the other is the family she gets married in. She inculcates morals and ethics in the family. The first teacher of any human being is his/her mother.
We need to add morals and traditions values to our education system. We will be able to build a constructive and cultural society only when we tech morals in our education system.
Various malpractices happening in society like female foetus killing, and rapes can be curbed up to greater extent if we educate a child systematically since he is in his mother’s lap and then in primary education. We should inculcate values in our child so that in future he becomes a man with a healthy mentality.

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