Edited by: Divya Thearia
8 September 2022(New Delhi): Every year on September 8th, the world celebrates International Literacy Day (ILD) to raise awareness about value and relevance of literacy for individuals and societies. Literacy is defined as the capacity to read, write, talk, and listen in a way that allows us to communicate successfully and make sense of the world. Here’s the list of politicians who’s excellence in education and politics can make a change in society.
Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist, professor, and politician who spent two terms as India’s 13th Prime Minister. He earned an M.A. (Economics) from Punjab University in Chandigarh, an Economics Tripos (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and a D.Phil from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Akhilesh Yadav is the current leader of the Samajwadi Party and the former Uttar Pradesh’s 20th and youngest Chief Minister. Akhilesh earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering in Mysore and his master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Sydney in Australia.
The convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is an IIT alumni. He attended Campus School in Hisar and Holy Child School in Sonipat. Later, the politician earned a B.Tech. (mechanical engineering) degree from IIT Kharagpur.
In 1991, the newly appointed Minister of Railways, Electronics, and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav graduated with a gold medal in electronic and engineering from MBM Engineering College (JNVU) Jodhpur. He continued his schooling at IIT Kanpur, where he earned his M.Tech. degree before passing the IAS test with an all-India score of 27 in 1994. In 2008, Vaishnav earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States.