Education given by heart can change the society
Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
Indian independence activist

Today as we celebrate National Education Day to commemorate his birth anniversary

We wonder about the deep insight when we look at the young Shaheen (name changed). She is the youngest of 5 sisters and the first one in the family to study. Daughter of a house maid and a mason, she is one of the brightest child. Her parents are now ready to get her admission in government school. 

This is not an easy decision as this means that someone has to take the responsibility of the 6 month old baby of her sister, and someone has to cook for the family when she goes to school- typical problems that children, particularly girls of this age face.