Human rights are those Rights which are entitled to us for our peaceful, harmonious and happy existence in this world. And one of the basic right is "Right to Education".
I am a girl who enjoys reading, writing and social networking. I love the world of books and words. If I was illiterate, this would be a restricted area for me. I was allowed all these fantasies of books because I was taught to read and read and because my parents knew the power of letters.
Education is the key to a better life. Proper education doesn't only provide you stability but makes you aware about the present scenario of our surroundings. It also provides us immense confidence in ourselves.
We are living in a world which is filled with injustice and immorality. Girls are not safe even in their own homes. Anywhere anytime anything can happen to a woman. Can we erase it completely? Maybe no. But we can surely reduce them. Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, reducing poverty, creating s sustainable planet, preventing needless death and illness, making aware of one's rights and privileges.
While education is recognized as the most powerful weapon to achieve reconciliation, it is denied to 28.5 million children in conflict-affected countries. And around 250 million children cannot read, write or count well.
"One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world" - words of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who fought the Taliban with her words.
When we enjoyed the right of education isn't it our duty to ensure that to others too? Human rights are for everyone, irrespective of anyone's caste, religion, complexion or financial status. There are so many people around us, who doesn't know that primary education is compulsory and free.
Only we the so called "educated modern people" can bring a difference. Let's do our bit. And the world will follow.
What is Blog Action Day?
Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included Water, Climate Change, Poverty, Food and the Power of We, with over 25,000 blogs taking part since 2007. This year around 1,717 blogs from 124 countries, across 26 languages have registered to take part in Blog Action Day 2013. This year, the focus is on Human Rights