“Education for All”
Education is the basis of all round development of the citizens of any nation. India’s effort to educate the people, specially those of villages, is praiseworthy. During last few decades a number of schools have been opened in the rural regions of the country.
I clicked this image on the way from Almora to Binsar (both in Uttarakhand State) during December-2013. It was late evening when I noticed these young girls returning from their school. The children of many rural areas, particularly in hilly regions, have to walk extensively to reach their schools. I was happy to notice that these girls were full of enthusiasm and seemed to be in high spirits. There was no feeling of fatigue created by their tight schedule. The beam of light was approaching them in exclusive way and seemed giving impression of optimism. The curved road in front of them appeared leading them on the path of success and the dark surroundings around them added to the beauty of frame. I clicked a few frames and this is one of them.
I used a Nikon D 90 Camera to take this shot. The lens was Nikon 18-105 mm. The ISO was set at 200 and the exposure was f 7.1 , 1/160 Sec.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma