Women education: a special perspective on barak valley, assam

HussainMdBajlun Noor

Barak valley including three district namely Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi is situated in the southernmost part of Assam and it is marked as the mini North East. The total geographical area of the Valley is 6922 sq. km, which constitutes 8.9 percent of the total geographical area of the state of Assam where Bengalis, Dimasas, Manipuris (Both Bishnupriya and Meitei) Rongmei Nagas, and tea garden laborers and some Hmar groups available. The region is surrounded by Manipur in the East, Mizoram in the south, Tripura and Bangladesh in the west and North –Cachar Hills and Meghalaya in the North. Of these three districts of the valley, Hailakandi is the smallest district with total geographical area of 1327 sq. km and Cachar is the largest district with 3786 sq. km. The second largest district Karimganj covers 1809 sq. km of the total geographical area of the Valley. Women is the most important part of the society and if women get deprive from education, nutrition, health and employment that means whole environment will gets gloomy. If a woman get educated she will convince the four of her relatives to get educated and that is the most binary business in the field of education. Men and women are the two tire of the vehicle called society and if the one tire get punctured the whole society will definitely collapse down. To functionalize smooth they must be treated with equality and equal opportunity. Barak valley is dominated by the Bengali speaking people and they prefer to fetch their children’s to Bengali Medium Traditional Schools but after the advent of British they start to show interest over Anglo-Bengali form and from then the system of education shifted to English. Initially Girl child were not allowed for schooling but with the modernization they start to step in to the new format called school. The 21st century has given every human being the equal opportunity to all and more especially to the girls and taking the benefit of the 21st century the up gradation are in quick.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.7534.1172
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