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Celebrate Universal Children’s Day – Children Are Only Children Once

November 20th is the “UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY”, which marks the commemoration of the convention of the Rights of the Child. The education is not only a right in itself, but also an enabler of all other human rights.

In world, 121,000,000 (121 million) children are out of school, 25,000,000 (25 million) are expected never to enter a class room and 50 percent live in countries affected by conflict. Furthermore, 250,000,000 (250 million) children either do not make it to grade four or do not have basic skills in writing, reading by the time they reach grade four.

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Jawaharlal Nehru’s Contributions Towards Education

Nehru strongly believed in the scientific knowledge and propagated reasoning and rationality as the basis of all learning.

We all know that the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru very fond of children and his birthday is observed as Children’s Day. But not many know that Jawaharlal Nehru played an important role in shaping country’s education sectors. He strongly believed in scientific knowledge and propagated reasoning and rationality as the basis of all learning.

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He believed that the role of education in an individual’s life was not restricted to academia alone but extended to one’s economic ambitions and social contributions as well.

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