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HindustanTimes Sat,13 Sep 2014

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Bookaroo kicks off on creative note in Delhi

It was Bookaroo time for the Delhi’s kids on Saturday.

Schools, malls join in to pass on gift of learning in Mumbai

Hundreds of students across 25 schools in the city gifted the joy of learning to the...

The village schoolmaster

Here is a 365-day activity centre where students drop by on weekends too. Yogesh Joshi...

You paved the way, believe it

It is 9am and the gong goes off. Children in red and black checks shuffle into the smart white...
You are truly privileged, because you can read this sentence. Chances are, most of the people around you--your family, friends and colleagues--can do the same. But isn't it distressing to know that millions of children in India wouldn't know whether to turn this page upside down? In fact, for them this printed side is just as good or bad as a blank page. For a country that often pleads to be considered a superpower, we often forget that a large part of our population is illiterate. Worse, they have little hope of receiving an education. Ever...

editor's note

Sanjoy Narayan
You are privileged. You can read this page. But it has to be more than a privilege. It has to be every child’s right. The 2011 Census suggests that about a fourth of India is illiterate. But the real number of people who can actually read and write is even lower. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says there are 45 million children...

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