Rani: Education is as important as the air we breathe


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After doing various roles on the big screen, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee is set for a new role in real life — she endorses Shiksha programme and urges everyone to contribute to help educate as many people as possible.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has tied up with the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) for Shiksha programme and under this some part of the proceeds generated from the sale of a P&G products will go for children's education in the country.

"School is as important as drinking water and education is as important as the air we breathe. So, I feel that initiatives like Shiksha that support the cause of education are incredible, and I feel we should all contribute even if it's a little bit because if we do that India will have 100 per cent literacy rate one day," Mukherjee said.

"It's my dream too that every child in India is educated because the way India is growing I don't think without education, we can see a very bright future. So if we want a bright future for our country, I think education is foremost," she added.

Mukherjee, who described herself as "not such a studious student in school", also recommended that education should be made more interesting.

"It's very important to make education interesting and enjoyable so that students don't drop out. Also, focus should not be only on academics. Alternate interests like painting, music, etc., should also be encouraged," she said.