We live in a free India, but several people still live the life of a slave; social discrimination is a significant cause for this issue. Dalit students and the students who belong to a minority. They are facing discrimination in their classes by their classmate and teachers.
Schools must be a palace where we can go through an effective learning process for holistic approach and development. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 62.1 million children are out of school in India. The 2011 Census estimated the figure at 84 million — nearly 20% of the age group covered under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
But amid Dalits, the proportion in school children dropped from 81% for the 6–14 years age group to 60% in the 15–19 age group. And it dropped to 11% in the 20–24 age group in higher education. This scenario also can be seen in higher education. Out of 2,461 dropouts from IITs, 1,171 were from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in the last 2 years as per the NHRD data.
The number of dropouts is a cause of crucial importance, specifically for marginalised sections, because they enter into institutions despite a poor background. Most Dalits and Adivasis have little income to spend on education, and if they drop out, their efforts to achieve a promising career go discarded, causing economic suffering. Let’s try to find some practical solutions to eradicate these issues.
Every school must keep their eyes on the activities which happen in class and the monitoring committee must be active to observe all the activities.
If teachers and students are under the vigilance of CCTV, they surely will keep their conduct on the right track.
The judiciary must be strict and fast to resolve a case which is based on caste and religion.
Training the teacher to make them aware and thoughtful about these issues must be provided in school or colleges as they play a vital role in nurturing and shaping young minds.
Workshops should be organised time to time in school to make the student aware of these issues and try to make them understand to live their life without any discrimination.
To sum up, we must contribute with each other to eradicate this issue from our society and make a liberal India without any discrimination and biases.