International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part D (2015)
Human Rights, Education and Sustainable Development in India
The right to education is marked priority on the agenda of the international community since right to education is not only a human right in itself but also is quintessential for the exercise of all other human rights. India has emerged as the global leader and a strong democratic nation in the world. Human rights are rights that are basic in nature and entitled to every human being, irrespective of his nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. Human rights are commonly understood as basic fundamental rights that a person cannot be denied by any individual or any government simply because he or she is a human being. They are universal and same for everyone. Most of the basic ideas and norms of human rights existing now adopted as Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The framers of constitution realizing the importance of education have imposed a duty on the state under Article 45 as one of the directive policy of state to provide free and compulsory education to all children until they complete the age of 14 years within 10 years from the commencement. The object was to abolish the illiteracy. Elementary education is the foundation for the development of the every citizen and the nation. Education is an effective instrument not only ones personality but also for the sustained growth of the nation.
How to cite this article:
TV Munde. Human Rights, Education and Sustainable Development in India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 257-260.