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Posted at: Mar 15, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Mar 15, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)LAHORE, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1918

Free and Compulsory Education

A VERY important debate took place in the Imperial Legislative Council on Mr. Sharma's resolution that one of the postwar reforms should be the introduction throughout British India of free and compulsory primary education immediately after the war. In moving this resolution, the Hon. member said that he wanted a definite declaration of policy in this matter, and he made out a strong case in favour of his demand. Free and compulsory education, he said, was necessarily to educate the people, "our future masters," for the improvement of agricultural, industries and the development of industrial resources, and lastly for the very purposes of the war.


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