Illiteracy is truly a curse to society. It not only makes the masses helpless but also hinders their development. According to the 2011 census, the 100% literacy rate of Kerala and Lakshadweep is just a small achievement on the path of literacy. This depicts the state of the country.
Illiteracy is found mostly among the old and deprived sections of society. Children who are deprived of education remain illiterate. One of the reasons for illiteracy is lack of awareness. Though many efforts have been made by the Government of India to make the old and the poor literate, such efforts are totally inadequate. Even many plans and schemes launched by the government have had limited success due to poor educational infrastructure.
The youth is not that active in making people aware. Only the youth can achieve this goal because they are active, full of energy and have nimbleness in their actions. If the youngsters start campaigns in various areas of the cities, towns and villages, literacy can improve drastically. If they create awareness among people about the importance of literacy, people will not resist supporting them to achieve their target. Thus the youth must involve themselves in the enhancement of literary and eradication of the curse of illiteracy.