Literacy is a major indicator of a country’s social status. We were the land of Vedas, the land of scripts which have given birth to so many languages should be leading in literacy. But guess what? We are the land with one of the lowest literacy rate in the world.
And this is one thing that has always bothered me. I was lucky enough to receive an education. But not everyone is. I wanted to do something about it. In school and college, I was actively helping some NGOs to help the less privileged to read and write. But as I grew up, I got tangled in my own life. And just when I was thinking and blaming my busy life and fewer resources for being so helpless in doing my part, I came across Ajeet Singh. I read about him while browsing some good articles on the internet.
We might be sitting comfortably in our homes, nodding our heads on the facts and figures that are shocking and then blaming the bureaucracy, the Government and everyone around for the poor state of the nation. But we can help, right? Why not just use the li’l luck that we had that helped us become literate and stand where we are today. We all can start small. Even Ajeet Singh is struggling but he has not given up.
Get inspired, do something good and spread the vibe. Make that your new year resolution.
I am writing for the #SpreadTheVibe campaign by Youth Ki Awaz.