Spelt out in Article 21A of the Indian Constitution, this national goal is reachable with the provision of quality education, which fosters scientific temper.
In 1976 India became the first country to include in its Constitution “scientific temper with humanism” as a fundamental duty of all citizens.
“It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.” (Article 51 A of the Indian Constitution)
To help evolve quality education for all, inclusive of the underprivileged and the differently-able, we aspire to sustain a lively learning environment in the community, focusing on a known catalyst: educating girls and women.
(Articles 14, 15, 15(3), 16, 39(a), 39(b), 39(c) and 42) of the Indian Constitution)
Quality education for women creates a positive ripple effect on the quality of life for all.
- There is a direct impact on family size – educated women have fewer children (UNESCO)
- Children of mothers with secondary education or higher are twice as likely to survive beyond the age of five, compared with those who have no education (UNESCO)